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ft and Second Part 

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A Catalogue and Difcovery of many of the 

Errors 5 Herefies, Blafphemies and pernicious Pra- 

fticesof the S^ftaries of this time, vented and a&ed 
in Snglandm thefe four laft yeers. 

Alfoa particular Narration of divers Stories, Remark 
able PafTage? 5 Letters; anExtraft of many Letters, all con 
cerning the prefent Se<5bj together with fomc Obfervations 

upon,and Corollaries from all the fore-named Premifles- 

By THOMAS EDWARDS Minifter of the Gofpel. 

The third EDITION, corrcfted and much Enlarged. 

i T i M. 3 . 8,9. .Ttyiv at Janncs a/z^/Jambrcs tvithflood Mofes , fo do thcfc alfo rcjisi the 

truth : men of corrupt mt;idt,reprdbate cexccrjjingthe Faith. 

B/tt they fiall proceed no fun her, for their folly float be manifesto ailments theirs a{fo-tvis. 
a P E T. . i,. 2. But there rvcrefalfe Prophets alfo among the people, evert as thire jho.ll be 

falfc Teachers afa/ig you, tvbo privily jball bring in damnable He rffis y c-ucn deny in f the 

Lord that bought thenij a/id bring upon thcmfelvt sfveift dcftrnflion. 
And manyfbdl follow their pernicious rvayes y by rcafon of whom the wiy of truth fiM be 

ev dl /pofonof* 
] u D E verf. 19. Thcfc be they tvbi feparatc themjelve^fcnfuall, having not thc/pirit. 

in EpiJi.adGalat. Miledifla fit charitasjquz lervatur cum jachira doflrirs fidei, cui omnia 
r edere debcnr, Chiritas, Abollolus, Augelus e coelo. 

Lutheri Epiji. ad SttHprtitftu. Nonliic tcmpus timcndi, lcdcliraandi,ubiDominus noftcr JefusChriftus 
daranatur, exu tur & bb/phematur :mi parergraniliuscft periculum quam credanc ranlci. Invcniar 
fine fupcrbus, avarus 3 3dultcr,hoinicidia,antipapj, & omnium vitiorumrcus, modoioipii filcntii non 
ar^uar, dum Dom mui fatitur. 

L N D N, Printed bvr. K. and.Af. for Ralph Smith, at the fignof the Bib. c 
in Cornhill near the Royall Exchange. M. D C. X L V 1. 


THat thou rnayeft difccrn the mifchief of Ecclefi- 
afticall Anarchy, the monftroufneffe of the much af- 
fcdtcd Toleration , and be warned to be wife to fobri- 
ety , and fear and fufpeft the pretended New Lights, I 
approve that this Treatife , difcovering the Gangrene of 
fo many ftrange Opinions 3 fhould be imprinted. 





AfTemblcd in PARLIAMENT. 

Right Honourable and Ncblc Scnaiours, 

Here prefent you with a Catalogue or TSlack^Billofthe Errours, 
Herejies, Blafyhemies,<indPrattices of theScttarics of this titnt, 
broached andatted Within the fe four laft years in England, and 
that in your Quarters , and in places under your Government 
i and Power, fir Which 1 trcmhle to thinke left tbt whole King- 
domjhould he in Gods Black^Bill : I much fear left the fubjctt 
matter ofthu Catalogue may prove unto England (unlc fie feme 
dj and cffettuall courff be taken to prevent it) like the Bill of Divorce Divert lo 
JfraelJer..3.8./% the Roll of the Bookjommandcdf-omGodto be written ^Jeremi 
ah againft Ifrael and Judah Jcr.jd.a.//^- the Roll of a Bookjcnt by a hwdtoEzekicl, 
Ezek.2.p,ic. wherin WM written, lamentations, mourning and wo\or like the hand 
writing upon the wallagainft Bellliaz.Dan.j the flying Roll in Zcch.c.y.v. 1,2. a 
curfe going over the fae of the whole land. And unto Whom, Right Hov Durable, Jbould 
Iprejent and make known thcfe things, but unto Tott,\\ ho are the fttpreme Judicatory 
of thu Kingdom, having that fufficiency of Power, which only liable to remedy andrc- 
drcfte them, who are our great phyficians, and have been wont to cure the war ft ma- 
ladies and difeafes of our Church and State who are by GodhimjelfftiledGQ^,and 
therefore fbould above others lay to heart and be fcnfiblc of the injuries and di fa 
vours done to God and his name. And I humbly pray your Honours to bcare with 
me in my addreftes thx waj+at having no other meanes but this, of acquainting You 
with the fad ft ate of things in our Church .- And yet tis neceffary Toufiottld hear 
of thefe things, fir as "tufaidin the Prophet Jeremiah, concerning the making of 
that Rollfr may be the houfe of Judah will hear all the evill which I purpofe to 
. do toihem,that they may turne every one from his evill way , it may be they will 

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prefent their fupplications before the Lord,that he may forgive tlieir iniquity and 
their fin \fo It may be fame good may come ofthx Book, to caufe an humiliation 
1vr 3 and afttpprejfion ofherefies andfchimes, at being a more free and full difcovery 
of our times then ever jet was made ,and therefore I fend It abroad in thit way, 
whereby it may be read by all Judah : and ! doubt not but fome faithfull Baruchs, 
who are not fhut up, but do preach before You on Faft dtiyes, will caufe You to hear 
the words of this Bookjn the Lords hou[e,by applying them to your confidences, and 
makinv them a Catalogue of fins for matter of humiliation to you on thofe day es } 
jbowin? how far they may become yours in fuffering without punifoment andcen- 
fure too many of them. And now , Noble and worthy Senatours, be gracioufly plea- 
fed to pardon the boldneffe I jball take in dealing plainly with you in this prefent 
Epiftle , and not toimpute it to any malignity and dififfettion to your fervice, or to 
peremptory fiucineffe , and difrejpett of You , (fir be fides that fome worthy Mem 
bers of Parliament to whom I am known can teftifie the contrary, all my zs4&lons 
from the beginning of Your fitting, my Sermons , Prayers , Frayfes, Difcourfes , 
Attinvs for You fbeakotherwife : I am one who out ofchoife and judgement have 
imbarkedmyfelfwithwife, Children, Eft ate, and all that s dear to me in the fame 
fhipwithYou, to finkeandperifiy, or tocomefafeto land with You, and that in 
the mo ft doubtfull and difficult times, not only early in the firft beginning of the war 
<md troubles, in a malignant place among Courtiers, and thofe who werefervants 
nd had relations to the King , Queen and their Children, pleading Your Caufe, 
jufttfy ing Your wars, fatisfying many that fcr up led : but when Your affairs were 
& loweft, and the chance of war againft You, and feme of the Grandees and favou 
rites ofthefe times were pack^g up , and ready to begone, I was then higheftand 
Woft^a!ousforYcu,preaching,praying,ftirring up the people to ftand for you by 
ffoinr cut in per fa, lending of money , i the later going before them by example 
jtndas 1 r.-tivf been your Honours moft devoted ferv ant, fo am J fl ill yours, and 
-you cannot eafily lofe me ; and I do humbly lay my felf and Book*t the feet of your 
wifedome and piety, fubmitting both to your pleafure* but to the matter and contents 
eftlii* Book, *vd fo the prefent ft ate of things. J am bound andftirred in ftirit, to 
fee the people fo given to errour andfchifme, and the^eal of Gods houfe and glory 
C on(lrainsme,andlcanno longer forbear ft eakingmy Whole heart toyou.The evills 
cfthis kjnde are grown tofuch a height as there is no more time for filence , or for be. 
In? afraid but of crying out and freaking plainly. And I am confident when your 
Honours have read over my Book ( M J humbly Jefireyouin the fear of God 
tindfor the rlory ofChriftto do,as Luther betefkl the readingof anE fl ftle ofhv) 
thatwillbeajuftApologie with you for my feeneffe and bodneffe. the evil of 
theCe times would put z>eal into the heart of any man, who hath any love to the glo- 
7 ofGod^trvth^dthefottls of people, mdmkf tfafammwng tongue tofteaJ^ 


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frfelylyeathedumbctofye akjtrid cry out. Crcefusfon who TVM born dumbe, when 

/" / . / // / . . TJ _ j. I /L -/._ ..u-J **-.**** J *.***. f~\ ._*// - 4. ^*y-lio a*A*4 vt --v*i 


"when our } 

the filence and flattery that is infucha time as thu : for now things are grown to 
4 ftrangepaffe, (though nothing!* now ftrange ,) and every day they grow worfe 
.andworfe, and you can hardly conceive and imagine them fo bad M they are; n<> 
klnde ofblafthemy, herefie , difordcr, confujion, but either t* found, among its. or a 
owing in up on its; forweinfieadofa Reformation, are grown from one extreme 
to another, fallen from Scylla to Charibdis,/r0w Popifc Innovations, Stiperftitions, 
and PrelaticallTyranny,to damnable Herejies, horrid BLifyhemies, Libcrtinij me, 
andfearfull Anarchy; our evils are not removed and cured, but only changed; one 
difeafe andDivell hath left us, and another <M badx come in the room ; yea, tlis 
lafl extremity in which we are fallen, u far more high , violent and dangerous in 
many refoeffs ; all which in an piftle cannot be contained, but are laid down in 
the following Bookjn many places, fyecially in the eleventh C0r0/A<ry.Luther in an 
Jpi/?/^foSpalatinus, calls Want of free dome in a ^///7?^ 3 irremifliblcpeccatum, 
an unpardonable ftn; and filence in the neglecting of truth, a wicked filcncc ; and in 
An Epiftle to Staupit ius/^;?^,Let me be found any thing,a proud man,an adultc- 
rer,murdercr, and guilty of all wickednefle, fo as I be not convicted of wicked 
filence whilft the Lord fuffers. The confederation of which, makes me well content- 
cdtorun the venture of being accounted proud, fluey, peremptory, andofincurrivir 
the hazard of your difyteafure by jpeak^ng freely {thoitch I hate better things) 
thenjo let the glory and honour of Chrift and ki-s truth fuffcr any longer by my 
frteiwk;for I call the moft High GOD to witne^e, that (fo far as I know my own 
heart] what freedomc I here ufejn laying open the ft ate oj things before you, is not 
out ofanyftnifter refyett, or any p/eafure I take in thif liberty (Jor- J have hjdms.~ 
tty carnall reafonings andconfltfts in my Jpirit againft n^but only out of the qreat 
neceffity of the times,, moved thereunto out of love and^al to the glory of Cod 
ndhxtruth,my faithftilneffe to your Honours, compajjion to the fouls of thofe for 
whom Chrift dyed, and the delivering of my own foul in the difrharg e of my con- 
fcience. Great Perfons, as Princes, Nobles and Cottnfe Hours, through their high 
tlaces -multitude of affairs, flatteries, are Cub- T ,- s 

- J JJ ,. J r . J . Tantis & tarn eximijsviftuns ornamentis en - 

ytt to great failings and infirmities , as both tuit,tum Epifcopus, turn Imperatcr : Utrun-.q; 

Scriptures, and all Hi fortes JJiew : but this S?iIhJl^Ii? r ^" 

_* . ** ui i ; 1/c.f uicm ) o\ 

hath been the praife and honour of fome of cntiam. ^4^TJ 

f their faults, they have laid it to heart. P um ci tiu i" eo nomine. Tantutn comrtoJi re 1 

~\T Ll~ c . L J pnhenlio a viro virturerr*ftaDri ad- 

Noble Zmyeronr had many luaapponaiefoict. ^.^.^.1. 

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infirmities , M.ihat cr ttett fa& of hi* againjl the inhabitants o/Theflalonica, as 
hx being angry out ofmeafure again]} the people of Antiochia , M kit lenity to. 
wards Arians, \Vhom be permitted to keep Conventions in chief Cities but in ali 
hx faults tki* obferved and admired by the Ecclefiafticall Hiftorians who -writ 
ofhim,that he ever gave place to Vvholfome admonitions, and amended upon being 
dealt with, M by Flavianus Bifiop of Antiochia, Amphilochius BIJbop oflcont 
urn, Ambrofe Eifhop 0/Millain ; and he took^ Ambrofes liberty of freaking to him 
fo Vi>ell,that he did not only give him thanks, butfaid of him to bit praife, I have 
at length found a mafter of truth, for I have known Ambrofe only a Bifiop wor 
thy of that name. It was one of the fins of the Prelates and Court Chaplains (for 
which among othersGod hath caft them out}to flatter, and the fin of the Court, that 
the Minifters that preached there, muft fing placenta, ffieak^faooth things. NOW 
far be it from fuch a High Court of Parliament AS you, ( who above other Tarli- 
aments are In folemne Covenant with God for Reformation, Nationall, Domefti- 
call, Perfonall, and have profefred to engage jour hearts for God and kit Vcork^ J 
and from the Minifters whoftandup for you, and adhere to you, to be faulty in 
the Jams kinde : Be p leafed therefore in the midft of your many great affairs 
which evenfwallow you up, and by reafon of which you have not time to hear and 
know all things concerning the State of Religion, tofujfer one of your daily Re 
membrancers to God, to be Gods Remembrancer to you. You have, mofl Noble 
Senatours, done Worthily againft Papifls, Tretats andfcandalous Adinifters, in 
cafting dowe Images, Altars, Crucifixes, throwing out Ceremonies, &c. but 
what have Tou done again ft other kinds of growing evills, HereJie,Schifme, Dif- 
erder,againft Seeker s,Ana.baptifts,Antinomians, Brownifts, Libertines and other 
Setts? Tou have d"flroyed Baal and his Priefts^but have you been zealous againft 
golden Calves, and the Priefls oj the loweft of the people ? are not thefe grown up, 
and day ly increafe under you ? are any effettuallmeanes ttfed againft them ? Tout 
have made a Reformation , and blefad be God who put it into jour hearts to do 
fuchthings-jbut with the Reformation have we not a Deformation , and worfe things 
come in upon m then ever we had before? were any ofthofe monflers heard of here 
tofore , which are now common among m ? Of denying the Scriptures , pleading 
* Soel^ intit. Toleration juftified, fage, for a Toleration of all Religions and worftjips, 
-jJt.printeJimteujl January. + yea for blafyhemy and denying there Ma God. 

Tou have put down the Book^ of Common Prayer : and there are many among iu 
have put down the Scriptures , flighting,yea blafyheming them. Tou have broken 
down Images of the Trinity, Chrift, Virgin Mary ,Apoftles : andwe have thofe who 
overthrow the Doflrineofthe Trinity, oppofe the Divinity of Chrift, jpeakjvill of 
the Virgin Mary , fleight the Apoftle s. Tott have caft out the Bifljops and their 
Officers : and we have many that caft down to the ground all Minifters in all the 


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Reformed Churches. Ton have caft out Ceremonies in the Sacraments, M the 
Cro fie, kneeling at the Lords Supper : and we have many caft out the Sacraments^ 
Baptifme and the Lords Supper. Ton have put down Saints dayes : and W<? have 
many make nothing at all of the Lords dayes , and F aft dayes. Ton have take* 
away the fuperfiuoiu exceflive maintenance of the Bifiops, Deanes : and\*ehave 
many take away and cry do^fn the neceffary maintenance of the A4inifters.In the 
JBifbopsdajfs tof had finging of Pfalmcs taken aVvay infome places, conceived 
prayer, preaching, and in their room, Anthems, ftinted forms andreading brought 
in-,andnowV?e have finging of Pfalms fyokrn Afainft and caft out of fome Chur 
ches, yea all publike prayer queftioned, and all^ninifteriall preaching denyed. In 
the Bifiops times Popify Innovations Vvere introduced, a* bowing at Altars, &c. 
and now \\>e have anointing the jick^ Vfith Oyle then ttv had Bifoopping ofch Jd- 
ren,now ttv have Bijbopping of men and Vtomen, by ft range laying on of hands, as 
is related in thu following Book^. In the Bifiops faycs Vfe had many unlearned 
Minifters, and have \Ve not oW a company of Jereboams Priefts ? In th? Bifiops 
dayes V?e had the fourth Commandement taken a^ay , but now ttv have all ten 
Commandments at once by the Antinomians yea all faith and the Gojpcll deny- 
fd,asby the Seekers. The \\>orft of the Prclatsjn the midst of many T>opifb, Ar- 
minion tenets, and Popifo Innovations, held many found dottrines, and had many 
commendable practices ;yea the very * Papifts hold and * Calvin inftraaio Ad/crfu. 
keep to many Articles of faith and truths of God, have L i^rcino$ } cjp.4.p,ig.io4. 
fame order among them, encourage learning, have certain fixed principles of 
truth, Vvith praftifes of devotion and good Veork* , but many of the Sfth and S fit a- 
ries in our dayes, deny all principles of Religion, are enemies to all holy Duties, 
Order, Learning, overthrowimg all, being vertiginofi fpiritus, Whirlfgigg (pirits I 
And the great opinion of an univerfall Toleration, tends to the laying of all Vfafte, 
and di ffolution of all Religion and good manners. Noty are not the fe Err ours, 
Herefies and Schifmes, flats and blots in our Reformation ? do they not blemifi 
and caft a dart^Jbadow upon all the light part ? are they not the dead flies in the 
Apothecaries ointment, fending forth a ftinking favour? are they not the reproach 


cenfe their erroneous opin^nddaringto give intofome 
of your hands Juch Books as t u a. Jbame to (peak^of ? be- / cr<Jt * <" " BcokjboHt Bap 
tnglttfo alone , that they are gro^n up to many t hounds ffiZffiSfy TJ^-J 
both in City and Country. Chrift in Revel. 2. ip. highly *<* <*%. 
commends the *Angel of the Church o/Thyatira/or kit Works fervice, faith, pat i- 
hut yet reproves <wd threatens him for fvffcring without pttnijbment 


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falfe doctrines to be taught , and diforders to be praStifed in the Church - But I 
have afew things agamftthee,becaufethou fufterfthat woman Jezebel which 
calleth her felf a Prophetefle, to teach and to feduce my fervants : And fa plea- 
fid to obfcrve what truth that Scripture holds cat, namely, that a connivence and 
faflering without fHnifljmsnt falfe DoBrines and, Diforders, Perfons to preach 
whom God hath not called, and to preach Errours, Hereftes, blemifies and dafies 
the mo ft glorious works, and provokes God to fend judgements ; a Toleration doth 
eclipfe and darken the glory of the most excellent Reformation. God accounts 
nil thofe err ours, hereftes, fchifmcs, &c. committed in a land, but let alone, and 
fuffered without punifiment by thofe who have authority and power, to be the fins 
of thofe who have power, and he will proceed againftthem as if they \\>ere the au 
thors of them. A man comes to be pertaker of other mensfins, by countenancing, 
confeming and filtering \\ithott punifimnt, as M as by formally committing 

* Amef Animad. in Kemonftr. Synodal. Script, them. * Solomon in I.King. IT. from Ver I 
fuper Am:. 5 dePcrfe^Dnt torum Solo- + L i / ^ j 7 , r n t* 

ironc. Cemimeft solorronem non FutroduxiOc foI 5 u counted byGodto be guilty of all the 
autadmifincidoijindomumDei, r.eq; adeg -fle Idolatry committed by his \\>ives and their 
populum uc vefD.ivcrnm cultum ddererent, r // J \ ,,/.-,..,. . . 

veicolerciK icola;neq 5 probari poceft eum in fus \ JUojvers , and accordingly (jodu angry with 
propria perfona coiuiffe fdola. Hoccantumcer- him and threatens him, becaufe beintr a 
iumeftdecjusidololatria.quortihfatuatusa tnu- -rr,> / i j / ; i ; i 

Jieribus idololatricis permifeiir eas conatucre. J^tng,he had power in hli hands to hinder lt t 
Aquinas in Ephef. 5. u. iftis ergo nolitc com- not that Solomon did brin<r into thehoure 
municare imitando, ccadjuvando, corifenticndo r/~> j T J / J i i 

sedccrtehocnon iuffidt, nifi etiam eosrepre- of God Idols, or ever commanded the people 
* )e " <Jatis - to for fake the Vtorjbip of God and to worfiip 

Idols, or that he did in his own perfont worjbip Idols This only is, certain, that he 
fuffered them to build Altars , andfacrifice, toflrange gods . Ephef. 5. 12. tis the 
command ofGod^o have no fellowftiip with the unfruitfiill works of darknede, 
that is, not by confenting,helping,imitating &fufferingthem without reproof , Now 
a fifagiftrates reproving,is by ttfing coercive power to punifo andfuppreffe evills 9 
as is evident in the example of old Eli to his fans, Vcho though he did reprove by 
words, yet becaufe he punifoed them not, he WM partaker of their Jins, and was fe 
ver ely punifoed by God for it, i. Sam, 2. 23,242,5. chap. 3.13.14. Now, Right 
Honourable , though You hold none ofthefe Opinions, prattife not thefe wayes, nei 
ther command any ofthefe things, but have put out Declarations, Vcherin there are 
fame paffages againft Anabaptifts, f Brownifls and other Setts, andmade Orders 
*tnd Ordinances for the preventing and remedying of many ofthefe evills Of that 
Order /Febr. 16.1643. That Minifters fuffer none to preach in the places where 
they have charge, but fuchas they will be anfwerablefor; as the Ordinance a- 
gainftthe preaching of Perfons not ordained in this or fame other Reformed Churchy 
as the Ordinance of not printing Without Licenfe yea upon complaint have qttefti- 
oKed and troubled fome Seftariesfor their grrotirs and perniciotK Prattifis \yet 

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notWithftanding there is a ft range unheard offuffering and hearing With them, and 
fitch a one, a,! 1 beleeve all things considered , never was there the like under ar.J 
Orthodox Chriftian Magiftrate and State. Han- do fctts and fchifmes incrcafe 
and grow daily , Se&aries doing even -what they will, committing infolencies and 
outrages, not only againftthe truth of God and the peace oj the Church, hut the Ci~ 
i ill ft ate alfo,going ftp and doWn Countries , caujing riots, yea tumults artddiftur- 
bances in the pub I ike A families ! hoW do per fans cafl out of other Countries for 
their Errours , not only live here, hut gather Churches, preach pub likely their Opi 
nions .What fivarmes are there of all forts of illiterate mechanick^Preachers,ycx 
of Women and Boy Preachers ! What a v\fcretit.,fthL?r<i MMim.jiUnmt*.<mic< >**> of 

number of meet ings of Sectaries in thx tht cit y ofLoudua.frrftae4te tht Hot, ft efPter, Jan.i6. 

Citiy, eleven at leaft in one Parity ! What liberty of preaching, printing of all l:r- 
rours, or for a Toleration of all, and again ft tlie^Dircclory, Covenant ,monethly 
Fafl, Presbyteriall Government, and all Ordinances of Parliament in reference to 
Religion, and mo ft of thefe pcrfons either never queftior.edat all, orifqueftioned> 
abufing thofe in a high manner \\ ho fjueftion them, coming off one Way or other, and 
afterwards goingon in fpreading their err ours more then before, or if committed by 
fome beloW , thereby they are hmdred from preaching and dipping, then brought off 
and re leafed by feme above (of \\hich they bragg and boaft} yea many Seltaries 
countenanced , implojed and prrfcrdto fyeciall places both of profit , honour and 
truft,and that \vhich idfaddfft of all (and yet too true} Orthodox Worthy perfons, 
Who being in places of Power, for preventing mifchiefs andevills cjueftionina-fome 
Sectaries for their unlaWfull meetings and falfe Dottrines, have been lookt upon 
ever after With an ev ill eye, and opportunities Watcht to mole (I and dijp/acc them* 
In a Word there hath not been to this day any exemplary reftraint of the Sectaries 
(M ever I heard} by vertue of any of your Ordinances, but they, are fleighted and 
J "corned, and as it Wai formerly With the Kings Proclamations a<rainft the fefuits, 
Priefts,Papifts, and for bidding to go to A1ac, there Were the more Pr -lefts in the 
Kingdom, and more Went to Afafle ; (the Proclamations being never looked after t 
and when any z,ealous Protefrants in place did go to execute them, they had lit tie 
thanks for their pains, and thofe they quefrionedWere to hard for them,getting offi) 
fo preaching of I ay -men Was never more inrequeftthenjincc your Ordinance again (I 
it Prcjljfteria/l Government never more preached, printed againft, then fine c your 
Votes, Orders and. Ordinances for if; never more dangerous unlicensed Soo^s 
printed, then fence the Ordinance again ft unlicenfed printing and When men have 
been complained of for the breach of Ordinances, au that of lay preaching, &C. how 
tire they difmifted, and preach ft ill, infefl ft ill ? look^What Wayes Were taken here 
tofore by the PopiJJj party and Prelates Who pretended to be ^proteftaxts, infa- 
1/ottr ofthePapiftSiArrrtinians/tnddifcountenancing zealous Preteftewts*, the fame 

V Will 

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will be found to he now in ufe in behalf e of the Sectaries againft Trejby ter ians 
find if you be but pleafedto review your own Remonftrances , either in former , or 
in this prefect Parliament } or remember the maximes and grounds you proceeded 
upon in questioning many, and by What rules you judge A of intentions to overthrow 
the Proteftant Religion, and to advance Toper y , Armianifme, and then lookjtpon 
the ^Proceedings offome , you Willfinde the fame fteps trod in now, and the fame 
courfe taken in favour of the Jeffs : ( But an Epiftle is too narrow a compare to 
particularise all things of this klnde, and a Word is enough to the Wife) And yet 
J do not fay Tour Honours have done thefe things ^ for there are matters of thi* 
nature you hear not of, andupon complaints of things that have come immedlatly 
to Tour Houfes, there hath beenfomc redrejfe; yet fuch things are done by Com- 
mitt ces, or P erf ons under Tour Tower find Government, and no ejfettuall Wayes 
taken to prevent, dif cover or remedy thefe things. Now I humbly fubmit to Tour 
deep judgment , Whether God account not men guilty of that Which it commit ted by 
sthers under them, they having power to hinder it ; asalfo, Whether it Veil! not be 
interpreted by men, that there is certainly great countenance and favour above y 
or elfe perfons below dare not do as they do. And be pleafed tofufer me, as a Mi- 
wfter ofChriftjo bring to your remembrance (Vchich I do in all humility,} thefe 
following Scriptures. Levit.2^,25, I Sam.2. 29,30,31,32. cap. 3.12, 13, 14. 
i King. 12. cap-3T. 13. cap. 33.34.2 King. 10. from 19. to 33. Jeremy. 30.31. 
Dan.5.$,2. 2,23. 24,25,26,27,28. Amos 2.9,13.14. Hag.i.2,4,5. Gal.^.y. Revel.2. 
13, 14, 15, 1 6, 18, 19, 20. Which texts of Scripture, frith the examples laid 
down in them, I name not as if I Would compare your Honours With Jeroboam, 
Belfhazzar , &c.or charge on you their fatts in ktnde, or that I Vvijb fuch evillt 
fiouldcome to TOU-, no, let the interpretation of thefe Scriptures be to your enemies, 
find the fulfilling of them to them that hat e Tou but becaufe Vthatfoever things 
Were Written aforetime Were Written for our learning , and all the things Which 
Were threatnedand hapned to Eli, Jeroboam, Jehu, Belfliazxar, &c. Were for ex- 
ftmples, and Written for our admonition upon Whom the ends of the world are come> y 
therefore ImindeToU of thefe Scriptures , that you may fear to fall into any fuch 
kinde of fins, or tofuferfuch to be done When tis in Tour -power to hinder. 
^ Thefetts have been growing upon us ever fine e the fir ft year of Tour fitting, 
And have every year increafed more and more; things have been bad a great while, 
but this lap year they are grown intolerable:, andifSchifme, Herejie, &c. be let 
alone and rife proportionally for one year longer ^We fhall need no Cavaliers nor 
enemies from without to deftroy w. Certainly c/W looks for other manner of fruit 
from you ; the great Deliverances^ Victories, Succejfes, thefolewn Covenant^ Prc- 
teftations, Remonflrances y Declaratios made to Cjodjhiit Kingdom, the Kingdom 
of Scotlandj and aUthe RtformeA Chttrches^ catt And ^e^ for other fynde <f 


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things. The Reformed Churches abroad wonder at thefe things, andfayjvhy ma.} 
net the King M lawfully tolerate Papifts, one fulfe Religion, AS the Parliament 
fuffcr allfetts to grow? Befides their love, ^eal and fryers for j OH begins to 
langui/b and grow faint. Oftr Brethren of Scot land ft and amazsdandaftc- 
nijbed,andhadtheynotfeen thefe things, could not have be leeved them.The Or 
thodox, godly conjiderable party, both Minifters and people in City and Country, 
by whofe means tinder Cjod, you are nowfo ftrong and lifted ftp above your ene 
mies , are grieved, of ended, and much difcouraged-, the common enemy fcornes, 
blafthemes, and reproaches the Reformation, looking upon m A* given up to a fpirit 
ofgiddinefe and err our. The Malign Ants every where turne Scttaries and Indt- 
pendents,fiding with them and pleading their caufe ; and they do wifely, there 
being no fetch way M that tofuve their purfes, live quietly, and to undermine yofi 
And cjfeft the enemies work. And what can thinkjou will be if tic of thefe things? h 
is high time t her fore for your Honour f to awake and be doing, tofttjfer no longer 
the Je Setts and Schifmes, thefe disorders and confufwns that are in the midft of #/, 
but to fall uponfome effettuall wayes, a* you in yottr great wifdvmes fall finde out, 
and to dofomething worthy a Parliament in tins ki^de alfo. Do thtf and Cjod is on 
your right hand tohelpeyou , andyoufiall not be removed for ever, the Kingdom 
of Scot land, the Reformed Churches, thi* great City with the Miniftcrs to ft and 
by you and to honoifryou : Do it notjbut let things ftill run on thi*s , and, all kinde 
of err ours, confufiona, &C. increafe , and know Cjod M a rightcow Qod, and will rc- 
quire it at your hands, vijit and be ttvcngedfor thefe things. And let no man flat 
ter you with your great projperity and fttcccfe , that your mountain is nowfo 
firong that you (hill never be moved-, but remember that (Jod M A Cjod changing 
the t s imcs and feafons, that removes Kings and fcts up Kings, Dan.z.u. that 
can quickly bring down that part of the wheel below which WAS higheft, that madt 
afudden change to Kclilhazzar in an hour, Dan. 5.3,4,^,6. That Cjod who ttfaid 
tofcatter Kings, can fcatter you : Pfal. 68.14. Lookj^pon the Court party, the 
great Counfcflours of ft ate, and Prelates , whofe height was like the height of the 
Cedars, and were ftrong at the Oaks, yet the Lord dfftroyed their fruit from above, 
andtheir root from beneath- and cannot he dofotoyon?Il>e]cccl}youfcar,r,ortfi- 
dering the freat dijbonour of Cjod and hit nxme, and the fad eft ate of things under 
your Cj averment, left Cjod bring fame great afterclap upon you, and have an after 
reckoning, cither giving you up at laft to the hands ofthofe that are now in arraci 
againftyou, or fending an evill fyirit of divifton among your felves andthetw9 
Nations , or making ufe of the Setts (that party when grown ftronger , who have 
beenfo much fttjfered to grow under you,) to become thorns in your fides,and prick* 
in your cyet, to caft Tott out, and to teach you new Law and new Divinity, at they 
kwcdone already in many of their Books ( M England* Birthright , A Letter 

B a from 

The Epiftlc Dedicatory. 

from an Utter Barretter, A Letter ca/l dEnghnds lamentable flavery, Lilburns 
Letters to Mr Prynn , to a Friend, Innocency and truth juftified, cum multis 
alijs,) or by fending fame other judgement, as the PC ft Hence, &c. (all -which I car- 
neftly pray Cjod to prevent. ) And truly when I thinkjyf things by my fclf, and 
behold to what a height Err ours, Herefies, &C. are come, and withall reflect upon 
the great things (Jod hath done for you, the many powerfall Sermons you have had 
preached before you about the Nationa.ll Covenant , and. again ft the S eel: s, the m.i~ 
ny petitions reprefenting the evill and danger ofthefe things, and jet how little is 
done , our evills of this kindf rifing higher and higher , in the increafe offalfe do- 
firings, and a greater multiplication offchifmes every day then other ; 1 tremble 
for fear, left for the wantofz,ealinfufferingfomany diJJ}onours of (.jod, and hi* 
Ho fife to liefo long wafte,the word be gone out of hi* mouth already which he (pake 
againft Eli ; I faid indeed that thy houfe , and the houfe of thy Father fhould, 
walke before me for ever : but now the Lord faith ; Be it far from me , for 
them that honour me I will honour , and they that defpife me fhall be lightly 
cfteemed. But to draw towards a. conclusion , there u no other way to prevent all 
thi-i wrath, but to be z,ealou s a nd repent , to do fomething fyeedily and effectually 
againft the Err ours , Here fie s , Schifmes , Blafyhemies and confujions of the] e 

Ob. But if any (hall objctt, It cannot be done now, it will dif content anddifm- 
^agc the Sectaries who are a confiderable party , andfo may prove dangerous to 
the Parliament in this juncture of time, by caufmg many to fall off their Service* 
Anf. Are we afraid of ^contenting , difingaging and lofing a few men, and. 
not ofdifcontenting and lofing Cjod ! fhall Cjod be dify leafed to pleafe men [fhall 
we fear the want of mans helpe whofe breath is in hx noftrils, and not fear Cjod / 
O that Vce would once ceafefrom man, fir therein it he to be accounted of ? 

Secondly, I Anfwer , This objection ista^gcounfell, but not of God-, a cover- 
ing,but not ofGodsJpirit ; ifa. 30 . 1 . this carnall policie offuffering corruptions in 
Religion fir fear of lofing a party , and ftrengthening Kingdoms, hath proved the 
ruin of families and Kingdoms ; be pleafed to remember Jeroboam, Jehu, <^r. 
who out of policie fir fear of lofing a party and strengthening the other Jide, fet 
ttp andfuffered the golden Calves and Priefts of the loweft of people ,and thievery 
thing became afnare, and the lofte of the Kingdom to them ; and I might Jbew out 
ofEcclefiafticall Hiftories many examples of fad things befalling Princes , who 
out o/ policies or any carnall rejpetts, havefuffered all forts *fS.etts and Herejies; 

but I Vc illon/y inftance in one out of *Baroni- 
=iSS*2SShS3&? S^: us,<,/Valentiniai,us y> , wkfaffinl 

nosquaroquis vellet fidem.amplefti arq;proar- t fj e We/I the Chriftians to embrace what 
!irrioh*refesconfeftari. At quam confiiite ex- r i r I rJ i r // 

iris dtdaravit ,, anjbo cnim faione ac prodi- faith every one of them TVOUld , and to follow 


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what Heretics they pleafed , hut how well and 

r //,/ j / j i ttoneGenn] urn pecan funr, Grattonnsa Ma*. 

/rf/*/7 ffcf <?rf of jf declared for both bit foHS a^Valtm manu!, jurror laquco ftrangulatus. 

wcrejlain by the f aft ion and treachery of the *""" ""* * <* U W6 * * 
Gentiles Gratian by Maximus, Valentinian ;*> TT^ fowled in a halter: 
Andy ft afterwards the fame Emfer our by edict commanded the houfes ar.d places 
where the Marches met to be connate. Vw florled of Amaziah , that 
he had hired a hundred thovfand mighty men of valonr for hundred talent, 

j and M *> * "far to his cnrnall objeV s, that 

odhadpovertohclpandtocafl down- and for hu hundred talents, the Lord 
able to give him mvch more tlvnthu :i Chron.2^. 7 ,S, 9 . fofay /, v 

", ^^^ ^ r** , o 
uableto caxfe many mor< then theft, to a 

hands of the Kin 



om jm for doin our duti 




learned man 

leCtioni Dei " 

:d of Popery ; fodoYc, 

jg ^ 


The Epiftle Dedicatory. 

to the love of,God and his truth, and the hating of all Sefts and 
Schifmes, earneflly praying to C/ad, that none of the things -which Ton and we have 
caufe to fear may come upon Ton and the Kingdom , but that Cfodvoouldmercy- 
fully pardon that too great f offering, countenancing , Dreading and prevailing of 
Err ours , Here fie s and Schifmes which hath been in this Kingdom thefe four la ft 
years t and would fil you withftfch a love and %>eal to hi* truth and hottfe, thatyoti 
might throrowly -purge out all things that offend, and caufe thefalfe Prophets and 
the uncleanftirits topafle cut of the landyfteedily and effectually lay the top-ftone 
upon the building, the foundation -whereof you have laid long ago, fully fettle this 
Church and the Government of it, thereby VP may be brought into one^and become 
terrible at an Army with banners, and like a Strong and fenced City , bothagainft 
fchifniss that may arife from mthin,and the affaults of enemies -without. 

Tour Honours humble 

Andmott devoted fervant. 

The Preface. 

N thelaft week of jF or the firft o 

two weeks I am certaine) camefo th my Anfwer Centituled 
Ant apologia ) to the Apologdicatt Nwa ton : Ever fince which 
time I have forborne the Prcfle cnt o r an expeft^tinn of a Re 
ply fwhich was with great confidence by many ofthe Indepen 
dent party at fcverall times given out I fhould have) with 
much patience pjfling by the many rcproachfull fcoi nfull fpeeches.and railings 
both inpublike Sermons and printed^ m- a cvt&Wtfobfirvri.*, anj^t^ri,, on M. 
phlets, and many other waies caft upon me The p*ifl^od </,m P* 

and my A,*^?>< I w not * filing to be ^4f8^fi ! Z!?52 / " 
provoked. or to trouble my (elf at the bark- * $ } ^r^ww/p^;jf*j. B,- t ij E*- 

Siigofdr^dogfrfirlio KKWtlfe^ 

did bark at the Moon fthatsallj but not "^^^fcAttpaUfU^. 
hnrt it : could fcoflFe and jter at the An*tobgie , fenc knew not which way to go 
about to anfwer it) but rather refolvcdto referve my time and Itrengthj for 
fome learned and folidRetly from the Apologifts, or any other for them, to 
which I might have givena Ktyyndtr. Buc now eighteen Moneths beir g almoft 
expired fincc the Anttpologit came ab ojd into the world(time fufficient for fivj 
fuch eminent perfbns, or fome other to liave retti ncd an Anfwer in, if ever they 
intended it ) andnow being without all hopes of any H eply from them ( there 
being rone in the Prefle.asl can learn) but rather tis given, out by the Apologias 
themfclves, and their neereft friends,that for peace lake they forbcare it ( which 
let them belceve it that will, I do notj) Ifhallwaitenolonger 3 lutamrefo!vt<i 
to appear again in pubHke aga^nft the errours of the time, and to fcr forth Traft- 
ates and Dicouifes upon iuch Subjefts and Joints, as T conceive may make moft 
for the glory of God , the peace of this Church, and be moil feafonablc for the 
preftnt neceflity, be opwthetm dtefw. I hweall this while,out ofchoife and up 
on ferious deliberation , declined the letting forth any Traclate of the Contro- 
verfiesofthe time .(although! have been by Learned men oftcaird upon, yea, 
earnt(Hy follieited AcretJ.ntoleft the Apologifts 3 t>r ioineorjher for tiiem, fliould 
have taken occafidnby anfwermg that , to bvve fome doak and cxcufe for not 



replying to my Aitjpdogie : but having given all this time , and finding by expe- 

/.in "print by 

KcneM.* ^ fL .~feF - s 

But for *njfu>-b llts tnemiClves in the AtTcinDTy,and 

is; manyo fl f l H r c dlici p les ^ b r but 

r^t- m ^^ nOUnihCS and great {welling 

fit-jitrtoulHfnui* initoftny ntatenall cot/Herat!,* a> W ofds of Vanity ) OH DUrpole tO feed 

gtinft the ConiregationaU way, at n-ili in tine cor.venient . j i j j r , r , V i 

fre mademanifeft in tbejlgbtoftbt Sun., God not preventing tnClF deluded FrolelVtCS IGF the pre- 

it by mare tbtntn ordinary, or at haft txfeSedbmA. JLnd f ent fwho Called nnnn them for an 

in page 46. // M. Prin tye and cm fide. -*d> vho itw ^" r ^ v T n " O " l ? , , r 3I1 

that badbindredihe Independents, and tbtt ante and again AlilwCF^ I {hall HOW fcnde them 


. . / . fiany 

intbatfreviietlge. But quoddeterturnpnaufernir. T^w TreatllCS tO the former. And hoWC- 
BorA#/M.Gtodwinia>frttf4 /*/ 9 OT<>^ g<.. ver UDOn r | 1( v R M {^ n Kpfnrp Tn^rif7 
c Ovcnon < Independent Bok feller ,h ha/led the 4n- VC / U P O " rilt K C3l0n DC tore IpeClft- 
/wr IP it ike Preffi Eaton < Independent Milliner Stme ed , I ha VC bcCH thus long filCHt, and 
s>f Joh.Goodw.Ckurch reported that famt of hx Church mem- f i l { rn nriniipr! flip Tr^lT^ . x/^i- T^r- 
tenfreacbedftrhi^bccaufebe^a^eringthtAn^p^. allCOntmued ttlC 1 rCile ; yet tor 

hereafter,! do give it under my hand, 

that I will make amends, and redeem the time becanle the dayes are evill ; pro- 
mifing (the grace of God enabling me, and fparing me Iife 3 heahh and liberty) 
that for this next year,or longer, as the troubles of the Church may continue,to 
be often fetting forth one Tradate or orher.I aime at, and {hall endeavour to be, 
like that tree fpoken of in the Revelation, to yedd fruit every moneth, and that 
the leaves of the tree may be for the healing of thefe Nations. Now to give 
Koine account to the Reader, of the nature of this following Difcourfe , and of 
my fccpe therein ; This prefent Treatife is not fo much againft any one errour 
and feft, as againft all I have heard of]a Diicovery of,ind Directions aga>nft that 
many headed monftrous Hydra of fedlarifme fprungupin theie times in &g- 
Imd : a workeand undertaking , which I well know and expe&, will caufe me 
all the hatred , envy and danger, which the cunning, malice, power or bJinde 
zeal of all th? feftaries in E, / wd can procure. Paul ipeaks in his Ep;ftles to the 
Corinthians (among other troubles^ of his fighting with beafts at Epbefm after the 
rmrmerof men, }.Cor. i^. 32. andofam.ffenger of Satan fent to buffet him, 
2. Cer.cap. 1 2 which were none of the leaft dangers and fuflfcrings he met with- 
all,as will appear both by looking into the texts themfelves 3 and confolting fome 
learned Divines uponthofe Scriptures. No w in this prefent work, and iomeo- 
ther following Traftate?,(bmething like to thefe I have to conflict with,namely s 
wilde beafts,grievous wolves, as the Scripture calls hereticks and falfe Prophets, 
cJ^/uf.-r. 1 5. fitts 21.29. and with meflengers ofSatan,faife Apoftles> transform 
ing themfbives into the Apoftles of Chrilt,2.Cor. 12.13 .and tis never the Icffe ha 
zardous nor difficult, that they are wolves in fhecps cloathing, and Satan tran 


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Anadloflieht. Now for me,apoorweakfinrullman, who have 
e o 8 back me none of thofe rekions to thereat, NoMeand 
the imes, which many have,(in an age and time when truth ,s fallen, 
nderrour prevails in all P ac, (cned up at new light .and as new 
fcJjeSftrthe is let up in places of honour and profir.and arc 
de verA ) to appear in open field againft, and to contend them, a hard 
and dTnserou. letvice. Bit I know whom Ifcrve, and he who M with me, 
ftrongeKhey whoa:eagam(tme: and in ibis cauIeofOod, hs truth and 
all th! reformed Churches, I fear not what man can dounto me. I well under- 
ft nd that I put my hand ,to a Hornets neft, and (hall railc up agamft me all the 
piritofleparation, Chifme and errant thorowoutthc K.ngdome from the 
hifiheft Seeker to the loweft Independent^! I value it not ,fl J Jt- fas ^ 
Spake upon a like occafion.) I can comfort my felfe with that of D^X IJit 
1 18 12 They contL-afled me about like Bfes t they arc 77.,. /r,,^ ,b;.,x t is fathkinJie.! a-..i 
<jwMtbc pre of thorn,, but in tt*X**t a/lfa A-f-.** Andorra ,a 
Lordl*>iVc***kmoff, That God which delivered Pj/from bcalts at f>^/wf, 
and from the meflenger ot Satan, that encouraged and enabled little ZX^/V to 
fight with ^ Bear and a Lion and to puli a Lambe out the Lions mouth, yea to kilt 
both the Lion and the Bear, hath, doth, and will preferve me till I have nVidied 
my teftimpny. On y my earneft defireis to the Orthodox and Pious Reader, 
that for the Lord jefus Chrifts fake,and for the love of the Spirit , they would 
flrive in prayer to God for me, that I might be delivered from unreafonable 
men,and from them that are difobedienc , and that my fervice and labours in this 
fcindemay be accepted of the Saints , and that I may be fo (lengthened with 
miht by his Spirit, that in zeal andfaithfullnc(rc,andyetinlove, humility and 
wifedom, I may fpeak as I ought to ipeakin all my following Trcatifes. There 
are two things amongft many, that 1 h.ive oft thought upon, and obferved both 
from the Scriptures and the works of holy men, both ancient and modern, 
which in this caufe againfl the Seftaricsmakes me not to be troubled at rcproa- 
che?,evill reports, &c. Firft,that thofe Miniftcrs, who out of^eal to the glory of 
Godjove of his truth, compaffion to poor foules, have appeared and afted vigo- 
roufly,by preaching and writing againft the errours of the times and places they 
lived in, haveftill met with a great deal of malignity, hatred 5 reproaches^ and 
fpeaking all manner of cvill againft tr>em f4fely , as alfb many miiconflruftions, 
negleftsand unkinde dealings from friends. SecondIy,Notwithftanding all this, 
they have gonon in their work and way, with conftancie iind heroick re- 
iolution, triumphing and rejoycing in their {ufterings,rather riling higher, and 
growing more bold, then being moved or difcouraged : of both thefe I will give 
iome inftances : Chrift the chief Shepherd and BiQiop of our fouls, for fpeaking 

C anaifcli; 


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againft the Seftaries of the time , namely the Pharisee SM TTT T 

was maligned, reproached, laidin wait for , asalfohis ownDiS 3 ? dHc ^ n 

xtssKsi : Si^SS^ 

Mm, fohe ^tfini(hh,sc^ iK ^SSSS 

the Arians and detecting their 

preaching and writing againft hereticks and mLmkkT^r^ll^ 
furred many reproache ? ,andyet repyced, counting their fufferings a 

e^Hguji. Epift, 15 Hieronymus Augu- tneir greater gloryjas c Hieromev}i nins.tQ 
"i *"^} cons racuiates flupiininG for rJpfprvinT t-r-ic. k 

cmnmm rneriiit caium, q.uovi ouiaem r 11 L i * } " * * ucicri vinii Cue n 

taun.t 3 * ho? cum illo cilc commune. OP ^* wll LlwFciiCKSi \Vii-fCn hf 3 t*pi/"H7xo/J *T> 

ii , . . i HUV* L/t, w j &AA\^L4iiv# iciviyccCi vvas conii ^ion tf\ 

ii^nnmmajctis glou seflomncs hxre- ft, J tfiat Which IS an arCUmCDt 

tici-dcreftantur s &rnc pan- proftquua- OUnegreatcf glory, all hercticfes do det-ft vn,, 
urod(o,utqucsgladiis;iequeunt., vo- an d Derfernte mp alfn, TT^I-^ *.t, i-t , wtfcvi ; / y - 1 j 

tointcrscianr. KTKcuw me ai o with the like hatred, that 

iSfefe^^iSSt?55S W ?2 m 5 ey f G l nn i kl11 Wkh fwords ^ey do with 
Si5^gS?SS5S3E ^ff S ^^^ tnem PP fi ^P^g^^rQUT^ 

mum fiipptem> eju; nomine errorcs ipfius refuti- ( fewgltM being a man OI 3 ftrift Fif< . r.^1 f 

%bmJevefttiteertiiniBi:IBiqiMPeIaeiJMfr .1 HrKl life, and OI gfeaC 

letttofiftfasfnf^pcruntJioniuctunMibi&itfw. autnontv amone all. invina -,-,.-. r,.-. 


y j r *"v 3 that many, who \ve*e mrft 
)} . r , ^p 1TOn , V M eminent - n thfi honour Qf p ri / h J ood n ", e e m 

nd^gMas if without a caufe he had been too vehemen M nd had too ftarr" 
managed the controverlie againft Wagi w . yc a ,arnong the audit ours of 5 

. /r/j; 


all did not truely and with a right hand receive it. 
Luther, as his name was hatefull to the Papifts, fo alfo to the Sectaries of 
that a^e : s Thomas Muncer, one of the firft preachers and ring- g JM^.K^T.-M. 
leaders of the Anabaptifts(Z,^<?r having had fome conflicts with "" *-" P I2S 
him and others of that Sect) put forth fome writings, wherein hee did poui: 
out his rage and fury againft Luther, reproaching Luther, that hee wanted/ a 
fpirit of Revelation, and favoured onely carnal! outward things ; and after 
11 Ltstherhzd reproved Muncer for his opinion of li- h F) .^, r- S[i , hi:mn D j 2trib< . 
berty,andthe wayeshe went in, he fet himfelf againft KIR- -ieor -j. ptpsn-r. s;Si & 
Luther , diundring out railing fpeeches, faying that nom n - An2ba ? :t " jru:T1 * 
Luther did equally offend as the Pope of Rome, yea that Luther was worfc 
then the Pope himfelf, promulgating only a carnall Gofpel : but Luther. t\\ hi 
dayes, both againft the Papifts and Sectaries, Swenckfeldians, Antinomies, A- 
nabaptifts, notwithftanding all reproaches, went on with courage and rc/oy- 
cing. Luther eftecmed evil I fpeakings as meat fat- \ Biaf P hcm> funt cbu & Qgim 
ninghim; Luther was afraid of prailes, but rejoyced m h i: major eft mihi& -timer in 
in reproaches and blafphemies. * Tis enough to me, RtVa^S^k MSS; 
laith Luther \ I plcafe Chrift my Lord and his taints: c , ft fi ciiriio i>arnino mro & fuu 
I doe from my heart re Joyce and give thanks to my ^iVi P Sra r m : m?eSeSim 
God, that I am hatefull to the Divell and all his istor,Srg jtijsagoDeoin;o,L. ; . 
tales. I am certain (laith Luther) that the truth of God cannot be rightly 
handled and maintained without cnvic and danger ; and this is the onely lignv* 
that it hath been rightly handled, if it offend I do , 

j ( j \ c c \c \ i nc- raagis mni placeo, Sc uiper- 

daily more and more pleafe my felt, and am proud busfioquoivikonomenpc. iimum 

that I fee a bad name increafes to race. Zuinffllus m:hi cicllcre> Lllth 

that great leader of die Reformation in Helvetia, for difputing and writing 

againft the Anabaptifts, was by Balthtfar Httbmcrtts PtchnontAniu (though 

ZmngliKs had done him many offices of love) load- Ta nri 5 cnim connVi; virum ^. 

ed with io great reproaches, that hee was necefllta- de rl i eri - 

ted to make an Apologie for himfelfe to fatishe the Sbus h! 

brethren. Calvin that faithfull Paftour of Geneva, ^^w.vxt. 

as his labours and zeal againft Popifh herefics are known to all, fo did hec 

write and acl.againft all other kind of errors that fprung up, againft the Ana- 

baptifts,Liber tines, Scrvetiv, Valentine CJentilx, $tanc<trus, (as his workc \vit- 

nefle) and for his pains and zeal, being as a Chriftian Hercules overcoming fo 

many monftersjhe was called Heretick,Ambitioiis,afle- MM.^t Jm v\uc*i V i 
cling_ a new Papacie,one that ftudied to heap up riches, iq IXC^ BOM ^"L^L 9 ^ 
aRailer;fo that Bez>a writ an Apologie for him; yea, S5tfnS ii 1- * S * 
fome neighbour Paftours repry ached, him as if he made qnibw oiau4iaakCcwTid^i 

C God 

.um oncrarc n : t. 

God the authour of fin, becaufe he excluded nothin? 

Jrigenc, ut pr > quo, & in quern c /-^ t tt -J o 

oicamr.pauio attentius expcn. from Gods exteniall providence : m a word, being 
<fent 3 neq;hero siftosipiruus f o couraeious a defender of found doctrine, hee was 

c* inger.iofuo mctiantur. , , , , , r , 

at home and abroad vehemently oppofed ; and yet for 

all thefe he went on in his work,, like another Paul and Athanajiw, withun- 
jum effct Cai- daunted refolutions and pains : upon occafion he fpakc 
cene^nquit, thus of his hard ufage and ill requitall, Certainly if I 

niriflVrn mala . -V, *. . J* 

ii hpminibus icrvicwcm, mala 1Jr , t t j j i_Ji L >_ 

mihi mercesperioiv<rretur,fed had lerved men,I had made a bad bargain j but tis well 

bene eft quod et infervivj, qui t h at j jj ave f erv ed him who alwaves paves-his fervants 

tunquam no!i terns fuis re- . i-ii TJI AJ- 

pcndic quod fcrrei pro riiit. that which he once promiled them : And tis enough 

satis eft quod cbrifto vivo & tna t I live and die to Chrift, who is sain to his in life 

mono.-, qui mis lucrum elt in j , , 

waffiortc. and death. 

* euvimi ita excfusfuit, utaiiquifuis cani- * Calvin was fo hatefull, that fome na- 

bus Calvini nomcn 

nomcn imponerent; alii Calm me d their dogS A/f/; Others changed CW- 
wm in CaiwMWtransformarent 5 non pauci ii- , P w r . . 

lius odio abftinere fe a Coena Domiii tefta- Vin UltO C^ ; many OUt Of hatred OI him, 

bantur. TW caivini j Beza. did profcfle they kept away from the Lords 

Supper. Now for the firft of thefe, namely reproaches, fcorns, &c. I do cer 
tainly expecT: and prepare ; for the difciple is not above his Mafter, nor thefer* 
*vant above his Lord : it is enough for the difciple that hee be as his M after 3 
JMattk. 10. 24,2$. And what am I better then thofe learned Fathers, <AugH.~ 
fline, AthanapHSy and thofe firft Reformers, Luther, Zmnglins, Calvin ? Tis 
honour enough for me to be fomewhat like to them in fufFerings. I have had 
fome experience of the Sectaries malice, hatred, rage upon my former Books 
and Sermons that I have preached, and therefore know that this and othec 
Tractates will inflame them. lam in my confcience fully perfwaded, that this 
.Tractate is at this time both feafonable and ufefull in many refpects , yea ne- 
ceflary, and that for all forts of men,Magiftrates, Minifters, people, both thofe 
that ftand, and thofe that are fallen, yea the very Sectaries themfelves, and in 
^uftice and all reafon I might expect thanks and kind acceptance of my labour 
and pains. But I look that the Sectaries of all forts will ftorm, and caft out 
of their mouthes flouds of calumnies, reproaches, both againft my felfe and 
book , befides all other wayes doe mee all the mifchiefe they can and dare 5, 
yea, I fear, that too many Brethren, partly through their relations to many 
iSectaries , and through that lukewarm temper ( in reference to errours o 
tninde) that hath long poflefled them, who think every one too hot that ap 
pears againft the Sects, will not fo cordially approve this work. I can truely 
lay, that in my former Books and Lectures I have been too much deferted,. 
and not received thofe incouragements which many have done from Brethren 
upon like occafions; but none of thefe things move mee j not the lofle of 


good name, not the unkind deferting of friends, neither count I my life dear 
to my felf fo I may finiih my courfe, and the miniftry which I have received, 
to teftifie the Gofpel and, the truth of God againft the errours of the time. 
And as I know perfections and afflictions abide mee in this way ; fo it (hall 
be my prayer and endeavour to follow the example of Chrift, andthofefer- 
vants of his before named - y and had I not long fince fet down, and counted 
my coil, giving up my name to God to take care of it, and my face to the 
fmiters, I fhould not have thus appeared in writing and preaching : but I have a 
through the grace of Chrift, learned to account it an honour to fuffer foe 
truth, and oppofing errours, as well from Sectaries, as from Popifh fpirits : in 
this matter of oppofing the prefent errours,! flight all the power, malice and 
policie of all the Sectaries in the Kingdome. And I am refolved, by the grace 
ofChrift, which hath enabled mee hitherto, to go on in aconftant, cheerfull 
oppofing and writing againft the errours. ] I have j LU ih. Ef,ft. *d spaiin. samb 
determined with mv felfe to fear nothing in this tL 1 ">f>*g >* /><*/, ta*t:> j r s 

r L ii i \ i i videntur Uiuniis ; Statutumeit aPud 

caule, but to contemn all things; yea, the higher me no u e yonpua ;h^ r t timer*, 
the errours arife, and the more mighty they grow, f* d i*i*tmtem*trt. 
the more to rife up againft them : I value not my name, nor my life, if compa 
red to the truth of Chrift; but fhalltake pleafurein reproaches, neceffitics, 
fuflferings in fuch a time as this, when few are valiant for the truth ; no gold 
(hall bribe me, nor preferments take me off; no lack of fupplies fhall difhear- 
ten me. I (hall maintain this warfare at mine owne charges, and this good 
caufe cannot be ftarved for want of fees. And whatever can happen to mee 
in this caufe,! {hall rejoyce,yea and will rejoyce, as remembring thofe fpeeches 
of Chrift, foh. 1 8. To thu end WM I horn,andfor this cattfe came I into the Vrorld^ 
that I fbonld bear Tvitneffe to the truth. Match. 5. 12. Rejoyce and be exceeding 
glad, for great is your regard in heaven. 

A Catalogue of many of the ERR OURS, 


SECTARIES of the time, with fame 

OBSERVATIONS upon them. 

> Ow for this Treatife, I refer it to three heads. 

1. I (hall premife iome particulars for the better 
ftanding of the fubjeft matter of this Rook, and right appr< 

hcnding of what follows. TJi fl f n 1i- 

2. Iflialllay down a Catalogue of the Errpurs, Blalpne- 

i mies > Pradifcs of the Se6bries J cther with a pa r r Je 

Sndry remarkable r affages,and fome Letters concerning them 
3 Gve fome Obi tnrations upon, and draw fome Ccrallaries from the wh 



Firft, Lay down eight particulars for better fatifcsflion and dn 

Secondly, Arifwer two Ob jeftions which maybe as ftones toftuiuble at in the 
entrance to the matter, and caufe a prejudice againft the work. 

The firftthng I premife, which i would have the Reader to take notice ot, 
is, that rhis Catalogue of Errours, Blafphem es, 1 raftifes, Letters, is not 
Errours, Opinions, Praftifes, of a former age, dead and buried many ycers age, 
and now revived by this Difcourfe; bu: a Catalogue of Errours now in bemt 
alive in thefeprefent times, alt wf them vented and broached within tBcfetouir 
veers laft paft, yea molt of them within thefe two laftyecrs, and leffe. It Ihould 
have been long enough, before I would have nked up old Errours f om the 
dead and hell; I had nuich rather fend them back from whence they came; and 
that is my intent in their Tifcovery. I ap; rove well of that rule cf Amen Mcd. The- 
Difciplinc in the French Churches, that the. Minidcrs (hould not - /(! 
in Sermons meddle with confuting of old Erro.ns; and of that ofAmepufto 
Ministers, That all Errour is not every w her j to be refuted- For old Herefies 
that arc buried, arc not to be diggut. i.pthat they mayte refuted; but feeing 
thcfc walk up and down in City aiu Country, I may give warning of them. Se- 

A Catalogue and Dtfcovery of 

condly, This following Difcovery is not only of prcfent Errours, which may be 
nowmPolonJajTranfzhaniay Holland^ New* England, Som mer- IJlmds , for then I 
would not have troubled the Reader neither jbut in England, held and vented in 
this Kingdom^as will appear more fully in this Difcourfe.Thirdly,More fpecial- 
ly in thefe places of England as Ltndon and the Counties adjacent 3 in the Parlia 
ments Quarters,5n their Armies and Garrifon Towns.not maintained by perfons 
at Oxford., &e. for then it had nor been fo much to us ; but as the Prpphec Eze- 
k&l fpeaks of Jfrufakm i Ex^k, 2 2. 7. <?, 10, 1 1 , In thee, in thee, in thee (oft repeat 
ed) are foch andfich things > y So in thee London^ in the Aflbciated Counties,in the 
Armies, and dut after a folemn Covenant to extirpate Hcrefies and Schifms,are 
found fuch and fuch Errours Blalphemous, Opinions, ftrange Pra&ifts ; fo that 
the Reader muft remember, that all the following Errours, Blafphemies, Pra- 
ftifes, Letters, be of perfons in this time, and in this Kingdom, yea of fuch who 
live and dwell among us. 

Secondly, I do not undertake nor profefle in this Catalogue and DHcovery s 
to give a full Catalogue and perfeft enumeration of all the erroneous Opinions, 
Blafphemies and Pra&ifes of the Se&aries within thefe four laft yeers, fbasno 
more can be added to them ; I make no doubt, but many a Reader may fay, this 
Catalogue wants luch an opinion that he knows of,and fuch an opinion,bnt only 
fpeaks of many of them,*nd of fbme principalljand therefore in the Tide of this 
Difcourfe., I call it a Catalogue of manyErrourSj(f do not fay of all:) It cannot 
rationally be imagined, that one man refiding conftantly in one place, not tra 
velling to the Armies, nor up and down from Country to Country, having his 
hands full of preaching, and writing Controversies, can come to the knowledge 
of all Errours broached in all places 3 or can have time to read over exaft ly all the 
Sectaries, to extra ft all their Opinions : It may rather be thus argued , what a 
world of ftrange Errours, &c. are there held in all parts of this Kingdom,when 
one man hears of Co much / if all the minifters in the Kingdom would bring in 
whattheyknow 3 orbutaconfiderable number of Minifters, as a Committee 
from feverall parts of the Kingdom, would joyn together to read all the Books, 
to take notes of the Sermons in publike, to have fbme obferve and watch meet 
ings in private, and draw into one all the wayes of the Se&aries, within thefe 
four laft yeers, a great volume would not contain the Errours, prodigious Opini 
ons, and ftrange pracYifes of thefe times : Ther s no queftionbut there are ma 
ny monfters conceived by f ome in this Intermyfticall f eafon, which are not yet 
brought forth, and others that are brought forth, yet like to baftard or mifliapen 
children, are concealed from the publike view , mude known only to a very 
few, being the hidden works of darknefle, the time not being yet come to pub- 
^{h them openly: waighting on f y for the Mid-wife and nurfing mother of a To 

many Errours of the 

lerstion, to bring them fourth and nourifh them: But though this be not a 
perfect Catalogue, yet I beleeve it wi l be found the fulled that hath yet been 
made of thefe time s , and give a further Difcovery then yet we have had. I 
havefcen (everali Books wiitten within thefe four laft yeers and leflc, that 
give us a particular Relation of Tome Frroursand blafphemous opinions, as 
learned a Maftcr Gitjktrs> but thats only of the Aminomian 
Erroursi b Mafter^,one of the learned and Reverend J ^^T/w I fir- 
Comrciflfioners of the Church of Scotland t but that is on y **> *f *******? 
of the Independents, Brownilts and Chiliads. c Matter P*- 
g?f/, who relates more then any late Authors, but many of them areofth 
old Anabaptifts,andold Sectaries of other Countries rather then of the new 
and of this Kingdom. d M r . WtU>, but his relation is chcifly d r ^, Rj , Vn , aWr >,^ 
of the Familifts and Antinomians in New-England many f^ioftbeftmU^i- 
yeers ago. But this work as it fpeaks only of the Errours n^Dto***? 00 *" 
and Opinions inprelent being and in ngljnd, fo it difco- AMtf Difcovay </ Fe 
vers more then any one Book hath, of the Errours held * 
and maintained among us ; yea then all the Traftatcs extant have difcovered, 
many great Errours being in thisprefent Treatiic laid down, whichare rrot 
mentioned at all, neither by iheforenamed Authors, nor any other, fo that 
this prefent Difcourfe will be a further improvement of our knowledge of 
the Errours and wayes of the Sectaries of our times. 

Thirdly, My intent in this work, is not to make a formal! confutation of 
thefe Errours and Opinions; I defigncd not that when I hrft reiblved the thing 
(that would be a long and great work, and not make good my prefent ends,) I 
hope the naming of them will be a fiifficient confutation, efpecnlly u ith the 
Ariiniadverlions,()bletvations, and Corallaries hereunto adjoyned : I have 
been a faithfull gatherer together aud ftorer up, Remembrancer and Treafii- 
rer of thefe Errours and Practices for the gcod of the publike, that I might in 
afitleafonbringoutof my trcafure thefe things, anddifcover thcfe monfters 
and rock?, fb they might be of foire ufe to godly people, to make them 
afraid of forfik ing the publike AiTemblies, and joyning to feparatcd Chur 
ches where thefe monfters daily breed. 

Fourthly, I here give the Reader a Syropfis of Sectarifme.ancl have drawn 
as is were into one Table, and do prefent at one view, the Errours and ftrange 
opinions fcattcred up and down, and vented in many Book?, Manufcripf, Ser 
mons, conference?, &c. and have difpokd them under cei tain heads, and rut 
them into their proper places, in a methodical I way for memories fake, that 
the Reader may the more eafi I y find them. The Reader cannot imagine I 
found them thus methodized and laid together, but confufedand divided) ly- 

D ing 

A Catalogue and Difcovery of 

ing far afunder, one or two in one book, fome in another ; others in this ma- 
nufcript,others in that ; this errour vented at fuch a private meeting,that errour 
in fuch a Sermon, this opinion at fuch a conference : For many of thefe opini- 
ons,the very fame opinions and errours are maintained and held over and over 
in feverall books and manufcripts, fo that to have given them the Reader as I 
found them, would have been to have brought the Reader into a wildernefle, 
and to have prefented to publick view a rude and undigefted Chaos, with an 
freap of Tautologies,all which are carefully declined in this following difcourfe 3 
by joyning in one things divided and fcattered ; by relating but once one and 
the fame errour and practice, and by forbearing to lead the Reader thorow 
woods, and over the mountains ; and in (lead of that, carrying him directly 
and prefently to the bird in the neft. 

Fifthly, I lay down the opinions and errours in termini*, and in their owne 
v;ords andphrafcs fyllabically, as neer as potfible can be, or I can remember 
them ; and that as themfelves have expretfed them in books, manufcripts, fer- 
mons, conferences., which either are extant of their own fetting forth, or fet 
forth by other learned godly men in print, or as I have received them from 
credible fufficient witneifes. I doe not in this Catalogue and Difcovery alter 
the phrafes and words of the Sectaries, giving you their fenfe in other expref- 
fions ; nor fet down a Relation of their opinions by confequences and dedu- 
dions., imputing that to them which by conequences may be drawn (for I 

a Sentenr.Ciuorund,mPaft.Ealcr in Galli^ de pace hold that an utljuft way of dealing 

EccleH inter Evang. pro.ursndi. Nw in bsc cafa etiata With men,th.OUgh in errours) ; a yea, 

atque etiam c&ver.dum exijiimamw : ezp rie Us qui the* mfln . r mpn m z\r hold nrtininnc wlirk 

f^ipttm ,uen,ur, ea omnia mbmuf*<l* obi s ex ea man Y mtn m *Y nO1 J Opinions, WHO 

confequi v : deruitur , fecurJitm re3am dijjerendi ratio- yet fee not the COnfequenceS,nay ab- 

mm. Fit enimftyemmero, ut qui piaapium tenet ex U orrp r t, n r p rnnfeniipnrpc wtiirfi TTP*- 

ytealiquidcHtcItUlMtr, Uem tamen id tufci* quod ex n ne tnole COnieqUCncCS WHlCh yet 

to coiiigitur. follow upon fuch premifles ; and 

therefore though in a way of argument they may be prefled upon them to 
draw them off their errours, yet they may not be charged upon them : and 
therefore though in the fetting down of the errours and the things thereto 
anncxed,as Letters, fome phrafes and words may not be fo proper,nor fo good 
Englifh ; yet the Reader muft not be offended, becaufe I would relate things 
in their own words to take away all cavill. 

Sixthly, For the proof and manifeftation of the truth and reality of the er 
rours, blafphemies and practices contained in this prefent Tractate, that the 
Reader may not reft upon my bare aflertion and relation of them, but may 
have other grounds of fatisfaction for their belief^nd fo be more affected with 
them, I propound thefe following particulars as grounds of proof. 

i. That for divers of the opinions 3 errgurs and praftifes related,thcre is fuch 

a noto- 

;;; any Errours of iht Sectaries. 

a notoriety of thcm,being To notorioufly known to thonfands,and maintained 
by thoufands, every day and every place witncffing the truth of them ; that to 
quote books written and fcrmons preached for them, or perfons holding to lofe time ; and when all is allcdged that can be, tis far beneath the 
evidences that the mentioning of the things them felves give. 

2. Many errours and blafphemies contained in this following Catalogue 
have been complained of, and particulars given in by fiifficiem perfons to the 
Parliament, Committees of Parliament, Ailcmbly of Divinc?,and others in au- 
thority,of which errours 1 have had either perfect copies given me from Mini- 
ftersboth of the Aft embly and City, or relations from their mouths who have 
known particularly the ftory and truth of them, which copies I keep by mee 
to produce if need be, and out of which (amongft many other papers and 
books) I made up this Catalogue. 

3 Some of the errours ,blafphemics and practices are proved and made ma- 
flifeft in the narration of the Stories and Letters following the Catalogue : 
\\herein the naming of fomc perfons, places, occafions of writing, the perlbns 
writ unto,their writing in a publick way,and not in a private manner, the \vil~ 
iingncfle to have them publiihcd, with many other concurrent circiunftances, 
do declare they arc not feigned nor counterfeited, but reall and certain. 

4. Of fome of thefe errours and practices here related, 1 my fclf, and other 
perfons of good note and quality, have at the fame time together been car- 
ivitnefles and eye-witneflcs upon the places. 

5. Other of thefe errours and opinions are in divers printed books, cither 
of the Sectaries thcmfdves, or of perfons of note and worth for learning and 
piety, who cither after conferences with them, or hearing them preach, upon 
certain knowledge have printed and attefted them to the world ; diverfe of 
which printed books, efpecially thofe made by the Sectaries, I quote upon the 
margent by the errours. 

6. For any of the errours, blafphemies put in this following Catalogue, 
which have come to my knowledge by none of the former five waves above 
ipccified (which yet are not many) I have had the relation of them from godly 
Minifters,and underftandmg conscientious Chriftians,with many circumftances 
of names, places, conditions, timc,and confident afleverationsof the certainty 
of them, the relations coming to me by providence,arxi occi ionally fpoken of 
in the hearing of others as well as my felfe, and fo delivered as there can be no 
reafon in the world to think they fhould be falfe, but much every way to be- 
Jeeve them true. And that the Reader may the more build upon the truth of 
all things delivered in this Book ; befidcs that account I have given him alrea 
dy in chefe f parciculars, I lhall acquaint the Reader wich the courfe and way 

D 2 I have 

4 Caulogm and Difcoveryof 

I have taken to cooie to the truth of things, and not to go upon hearfay . When 
any things of this nature have been related to me, though by perfons of wonh 
and conference,! have ufed to enquire of them,\vhether they were ear-witnefles 
or no- if not ear-witnefles, who they had the reports from, and how they came 
to know them, and where, and by whom, and upon what occafion thefe points 
were delivered? if they (aid they were ear and eye witncfles, yet if there were 
butonefinglewhnefle, Ihaveufedtoqueftion, uhoelfe was prefent? and to 
enquire after circumftances and occafions, and accordingly have gone toother 
perfons named, from one to ano:her, to find out the bottome and truth both of 
Opinions held, and pracTifes ufed 5 where I could with wifdome and probabi. 
lity go to finde ouc and knowthe truth, Ihavedoneit myfelfj and where my 
appearing might hinder the difcovery, and eaufe perfbns to be fhie and more 
referved, I have fet others to enquire , and directed them the way , and en- 
created them to aske fuch andfiich queftions, and after particular enquiry, ac 
cording to concurrence of circumftances and wicnefles, I have entertained fuch 
things for truth, or elfe received them as falfe / or fufpended them as doubtful!, 
not to be aflerted : and that I might be the morefanhfall Relator of the opini 
ons and wayes of the Sectaries of this time , and know when and where to put 
more or kffe weight or credit upon informations and relations, I have a long 
time uftd to write down daily the lame day, yea the fame hour (when I could 
^etopportuntyof privacie) the occurrences both of opinions and pra&ifes 
that concern our Se&aries, and that in fuch manner and way, that looking up. 
on my papers a yeer after, lean judge of what authority the relations are: 
and accordingly I have forborn to put into this Catalogue ofErrours, fbme 
ftrange Opinions I have heard of from good hands (chough they may be true ) 
becaufe I have not had the opportunity to meet with, and further to enquire of 
fbme perfbns concerning their truth 5 and becaufe fbme whom I have enquired 
of, could give me no further fatisfaftion. I have taken this way, to fatisfie ths 
Header, rather then all along in the feverall Errours, Blafphemies and Prafti- 
fes to lay down the particular proofs ; which I think the better way upon thefe 
following reafbns. L. Becaufe in many of the Errours, even contained under 
one and the fame head, the proofs to be given of the truth of the thing doth arife 
jmany wayes, from printed Books, from Manufcripts 5 from Sermons, from 
preaching in private boufes, from Articles given in by witnefles, and from o- 
thers relations; now to quote all thefe , with all particular circumftances of 
time, place, &c> whereby to make out a full proof, would be an endlefle work, 
and be fo long and tedious, that it would crofle one of my ends in this work, 
which is to have this Difcourfe but fhort, a Manual 1 that might be for every 
ones reading* 2. Becaufe fbme of thefe prrours proved 


many Err OH ft 

only from Manufcripts, and relations of honeft perfons, who were ear witnef- 
fes, which Manufcripts are but in the hands of a few, unknown to moft of the 
Readers; and to make icferences to them, by quoting them in the margent, the 
Reader were never the neerer, and then every man is not willing to be named in 
Print, neither may I lawfully do it without their knowledge and leave; befides, 
that were the way for the future, to deprive my (elf of the knowledge of many 
opinions and praftifes, if I fhould print the names of every one that hath impar 
ted intelligence to me. 3. In this Catalogue of Errours, uuder one and the 
fame Errour (which for number I make but one, that I might not feem needlefiy 
to multiply Errours, and that I might contract things) yet under that one Er 
rour, there are more branches, it may be two or three ; now though one part 
or branch of fuch an Errour as the former part is exprefly fet down in Books 
that are in many hands, yet other branches are not, but only have been exprefc 
led by word of mouth : Now in fuch a cafe to quote Books, (peaking but to 
one part and not to the whole, might quefti on my faithfulnefle in all other par 
ticulars : unto thefe I could adde more, butthefe may fuffice. 

7. Yet farther to fatisfie the Reader of the truth of things contained in this 
prefent Treatife^ and to flop the mouths of Sectaries, who will be ready to puc 
offall, by giving out, that this Book is full of lies and fables, I dahere offer(up- 
on condition that fome exemplary punifhment may pafle upon fome of the 
prime Seducers and heads of thefe Sects, and fome effe ft u all courfe taken for 
the future, to remedy and fupprefle thefe Errours) to make a legall proof by 
witnefles,and other concurrent circumftances of the moft notorious and grofleft 
matters (which may of all others feem moft queftionable) whether Errours, 
Blafphemics or Practices fet down in this following Catalogue. 

Seventhly, I premife this for the Chriftian Reader to remember,and for pre 
venting miftakes in this work, that though I fet down andjoyn together all the 
following opinions in one Catalogue, becaufe they all agree in uno tertio in 
that common notion of Errour, yea all agree in Independency, and inforfaking 
the communion of the Reformed Churches: yet I am far from thinking themaH 
alike. A Scholar that makes a Catalogue of Books, writes down Decimofextor 
as well as Folios in it, becaufe they be allBooks,and yet puts a great deal of dif 
ference between the one and the other;fo do I not withstanding I put them toge 
ther. All the Errours reckoned up arc not of the fir ft magn itude, nor in the high*, 
eft form; fome are fundamental! Errours, overthrowing the foundation di- 
f ettly, many by confequence and deduction; others are f uperftruft ures , build 
ing upon the founda: ion hay,ftraw and ftubble : I put a wide difference between 
ft fimple pure Independent, yea a fimple Anabaptift, who only holds that opini* 
onofdenyingPcedubaptjfmgj and between an Arian, AnmrinhariaD^ Anti- 


8 A Catalogue and Difcovwy of 

lcripturW,PerfecVi!t : Again,! put a difference betvv-en erroneous perfons chat 
erre out oHgnorance, weakneffc, and are feduced, following thofe opinions in 
Simplicity of- heart (as Corns people did Al>(bhm) and are peaceable keeping their 
opinions allb to themfdves.and fuch perfons as are wilful feducerSjthe heads and 
leaders of Faction, who make it their work to difturb the peace of the Church, 
and to fubverc fouls. In all this difcourfe I detire to chink of Juie 2 2.23 . Andof 
fome have compjjfim, making a difference and others fave with fear^ulling tbem^&c. 
Eighthly, I defire to forewarn the Chriftian Reader , and do earncftly be- 
feech him for bis own good, that he be not offended, nor hindred from beleev- 
ing the truth, and laying to heart the particulars laid down in this enfuing 
Treatife, no not by all the clamours, reproaches that may be caft upon my Book 
and perfon : It cannot be expefted, but that Satan and the Sectaries will make ic 
their work,by all wayes poflible to blaft this Book,to keep from reading and be- 
leeving it, as they ufed all wayes to reproach my laft Book,and to keep Chrifti- 
ans all they could from reading itrBlind and erroneous zeal is violenrand what 
it wants in argumentf,it will make up in clamours,lyes 3 and (peaking all manner 
of evil falfly of them that difcoverSc lay it open>as* Lather 

a Mundus non poEeftfer- - . , ,. . it- V n. t j 

reurCuadamnentur .- igi- (peak?; the world cannot bear that the things ot it fhould 
rur ex omni parte odia.,in- j-, e condemned, therefore from every part hatreds, treache- 

Iidiij calamnis. malcdiiSa . . . J .,. ~ . . c i rr t 

congerunturadopprimen- iNes, calumnies, cvill I peakings are heaped toopprene that 
dam hanc doftriaam & Doftrine, and thofe Teachers who oppofe it : Andthere- 

edottores hos. f . - T ... , f* ... . . 

fore let them fpeak evill as long as they will, and give out 
tis a railing lying peece$ yet let me (peak to the Reader, as the ApoiUe doth, 
I Thef. 3. 3,4. That no man fauld be moved by tbefe ajfliftiont^for we told yott be 
fore, that VPZ fiould fafftr tribulationteven at its come topajje t and ye ktiorp : fo now 
I tell you before, that when you hear of all kind of reproaches, ye may not be 
offended, John 16. i. 

Now the (econd particular under this firft generall head, is to remove two 
(tumbling blocks out of the way, to give an anfwer to two objections that may 
be made againft this preftnt work. 

i . Objeft. It may be fome will objecT: and fay, Ic is not (eafonable nor con 
venient to difcover our nakednefle and weakncfle (b far to the common enemy, 
it were better concealed , the enemy will make an advantage of it : TeQit not 
In Gatb,pMblifl> it not in the fleets of Askglon$ieft the daughters of the Philijiines re* 
Joyce, left the daughters of the uncircumcijed triumph. 2 Sam. i. 20, 

Anf. The prevailing of Herefies and Se&s among us, is not now to be di/cc*^ 
vered and publifhed to the world : It hath not been all this time kept within 
our own walls, and known only to our (elves, but hath been a long time known 
abroad, and at home, and hath been declared by divers others, both in writing 


man) Errwrf of the StQorier 

and preaching before now : fo that I (hall not divulge any fecret co the com 
mon enemy : all that I do is but to draw them into one, that we may fee them 
as it were at once : our Errours and Schifms are fpoken of far and near by ene 
mies and friends. How many Sermons have been preached beforethe Honoura 
ble Houfesof Parliament, and in other publike places fpeaking of the Errours of 
the time, which have been alfb printed long (inceby command of Authority, 
and expofed to the view of all ? Many Learned men have given a Catalogue of 
ieverall Errours, as Mr. Gxtakfr of many Antinomian Errours, M r Bailj one of 
the Commiffioners of ScotJjndof other Errours, and D f Featly y M r P^get, with 
fome others: In Books upon all occ*fions, tis ; confefed t M> Colemans 
by men of fcverall judgemcns, and denied bynone 3 
that we have many great Errours amongft us : many Er- 
rouri have been complained of to the Houfes of Parli- ana o^iom that the 
armnt, Committees, A&mb y, and examined/poken * 
of in the presence of many ; befides that fbme Errours a re vented, even of the 
grofleft fort in Print, as in Pilgrimage of Saints, Bhudy Tevet, sJMgrtaltty of the 
foul y Afjn of finne dijcovtnd, cum mnltit aliit : Yea, (bme of the Sectaries have in 
their writings publidied and acknowledged, there arc many forts of Opinions 
among us, hence taking occaQon to wrke for a Toleration of all , as Anabap- 
tifts, Antinomians, eK. and the great Hiftorian and Chronicler of the Seftariea 
(the Moderate Inttlligtncer } Num.^ d.who writes their lives and deaths,and crum 
pets forth their victories and praiies Co immoderatly as if they did all: and hath 
published to the world^fome weeks ago, that there are twenty feverall opinions 
in the Army; and hath pleaded more then once for liberty of confcience for 
them all j fo that I by writing in this kind of the Errours of the time, cannot be 
guilty of difcovering our nakedneflejthe enemy having known fo much before. 
But why ftand I to prove that our Herefics and Schifms are openly known in 
E?g/<w4f,when as their (bund is gone into all Lands.into HolIand^alan^France, 
yea to Nw-Eagl*nd1 The Wtlacbrian Clartis, in their Letter to the London Sy 
nod complain much of Hercfies, Schifms 3 Errours, confufions in Religion 
Spreading in the City, which by fuch an exprerte, holy and facred oath is bound 
to God to caft out all Errours, Hcrefies, Scifmsout of the houfeof God. 
c M^ny Letters have been written over into En- c Confirm, guarund. ccntrwrf. JIGU- : 
land out of Holland, from Minifters and Profef- *MM.Me Epift* *<* $>/. Load. 

f r / L i / f/i/T-r>i i J (bcent renfctemi* vefir*, quomodo em* 

lOUrS 01 fcnOOlS (mtn ZealOUtly affected tO the r.e^ref^mgentuinultum^rmnti^ulti- 

caufe of the Parliament) complaining of the f^f^f^^ ^^^^fi^^ 

T? oft. Jr. I.-/- n i-i F> jna eir>>r ^ rn degmata faffim tn 

trrOUrS, bettS and SchllmS amongit US, WhlCb 

have been communicated to fomo prime me** 
bersot the Affembly and others. New- England **(. e 

much of the Herefks, Errours, and all forts of S,e&s amongft us, 


IO A Catalogue and Discovery of 

c Nen> England at fuek a dtftnce knorces not fa c WOndrfng that the AfleiTlbly (tlffers 

"^r^X^"---^"** he ^dchacchcydonotftirre up the 

dNew -Emends lamentation, for Old Enjlands Parliament tO fuprefie them* d Mr She-- 
prefer erwrt.JltrmeJ; Letter of U. Sbepards. ^/ Letter written from thence, fteWCS 

their knowledg of the herefies, errours and fefts amon-gft us, fb that our er- 
rours and fchifmes fb publikely known to the world, cannot be concealed from 
0x/0ftJ.Seeing then there are To many errours and monfters of opinions fpoken 
of in all places, I cannot be taxed for the difcovery of thar which was before 
concealed, but in this work am only a gatherer together of tbofe errours that 
were (battered, which by Gods bleffing may be ameanes to keep many from 
falling into fchifme feeing fuch monfters in that way, and to caule many to re- 
turne, when they finde that they never dreamt of nor intended. 

Secondly fuppofing our errours to be known, which is fully proved in my 
firft Anfwer, I then Secondly fay, tis fofarre from being unleafbnable and in 
convenient, that tis moft neceflary, that (bme Miniflers, who are friends to the 
Reformation, and 2ealots for the parliament, (hould Jay them open to the full, 
by teftifying againft them and difclaiming thcm,that (b our enemies may not fay, 
wee favour and countenance them ; and one of my great ends in this Traftate, 
istotakeaw^yoccafion from the common enemy to blafpheme the Reforma- 
cion^and fpeak ill of the Parliament, by our not owning them, butfpeaking as 
much againft herefie, fchifme and all errours as any of them can. 

Thirdly, I anfwer, we (hould be fo farre from being afraid to give the com 
mon enemy advantage,by (peaking againft herefies and errours, that on the con 
trary I may fay, we have no fuch enemies, as thofe perfons, that broach and 
fpread their herefies and damnable opinions : the(e are our enemies which wee 
have cauie to fear more then all the Cavaliers 3 the(e are the Ackansjhe accurfed 
perfons, and things which are moft likely to undo us 5 and if ever the Parlia 
ment and their party be ruined fwhich God prevent ) it will not be (b much by 
the Cavaliers, they could not have done it, buttheherefiesjblafphemiesand 
fchimes of fome among our (elves will caufe it; and therefore the finding of 
theie out,and labouring to have the(eremoved 3 is a work of great importance 
to the faving of the Kingdom, and of great prejudice to the common enemy, 
whofe hopes and confidence are much more placed in our herefies, prodigious 
opinions and fchifmes, then in their own ftrength. 

2, Ob. As this book will give occafion to open the mouthes of enemies, fb 
ic may caufe diftra&ions and divifions among our (elves, weaken the hands of 
many who are cordiall to the Parliament, apprehending themfelves to be writ 
ten againft ; befides this may offend many good perfons that are not feftaries, 
especially that Independents mould be put into this Cataloguejand ranked with 
all forts of hereticks and fchifmatick?. 

many Errourt of the Sectaries. II 

i. lanfwer cothis, asLtf^-w-didin an Epiftle othisto Sp*i*titnu upon a 
like occafion 5 Spalatiituwoidd not bave had Lather at fuch a time to have wric 
againftthePapifts, forfeare-ofdifturbing the publike peace : to whom Luther 
thus replies, Thatf excellent indeed, thattbou tbinkgjlitnot fit tobavttbepubli ke 
peace dijlurbcd, andyetjttdgeftitfittobwc the external peace ofGoddifauitttd^not 
foOSpolrtine. Shall the grievous wolves come freely to the flock, not ("paring 
them ; and if the c!oggs barke to give warning of them , (ball they be faid to di- 
fhirbethe peace, and caufe diftra&ions? Brethren, things are come to a good 
paffejttnt heredcks and f.ftaries muft do what they pleafe^nd if any courfe be 
taken by preaching, writing, petitioning, to remedy it. tis given out by Sefta- 
ries, tis a plot to make di vifion, difcourage the Army, difturbe the peace. I fay 
no more,if this be to preferve union and peace, and to be cordiall to the Parlia 
ment, to let hereticks and fcftaries do what they lift, preach, ivrit, fpread their 
errours,deflroy many fouls, and no man muft fay, what do they ? curled b^ that 
iiniori,peace and affeftion to the Parliament. ^Tis c LutloerM b cpift> aa GaUtt Mjjew 

a golden faying of LMtber > and Worthy tO bee didbfi: rharitas ouz fervatur cum 

thought of iothefe times; C*rft I, ,hat charity 
vobicb u f(ept with the lojfi of the dittrine of faith, to 
rrhicb all Mng, m h, &, fhet, Cbsri.y, an A- 
piflb, an Anve.llj rom Htaven,* yea.and I will add, < haz*.dauf fr tkefiftty of tt* 

Parliaments Reformed Religion and dot.lrtr.etf pith. 

Anfo. 2. If in fuch a time as this, and fuch a cafe, when by many perfons all 
the things of God are laid wafte and made null, Church, Minifter, Sacraments, 
Scripcures.and whatnot > men will be offended for fpeaking,let them, tis bet 
ter they mould be offended, then the glory of Chrift mould fuffer tis an of 
fence taken,and not given ; Chrift cared not in that cafe that i he Pharifees were 
offended, Mat.i^. 12. 13. 14. I wonder they are not offended at the herefies 
and errours daily broached 3 and yet mould be offended at the discovering and 
Ipeaking againft them. I have more caufe to be offended at this ob/eftion o 
theirs, and their lukewarmenefTe : wo be unto them that broach thefe errours, 
and to thofe that countenance them, for every phut which my bewenly Father 
krtb notplan edyfyal .ke rooted up. 

4nfn>. 3. I name not thefe things to provoke and exafperate any, e/pecully 
none of thofe who in fimplicity of heart, and under pretences of greater holi- 
nefle and new light, are taken in thefe wayes ;( for as I have writ before, fb I 
fay again,! put a great difference between Independency ftriftly and properly 
fo cal d^and many other feftaries^and bet ween thofe who are turbulent Sei 
nes, and meerly feduced) but I write this Tra&ate to preftrve many tendec 
cpnfciences from falling, by giving warning to them beforehand, as Cbri$ 
2 4 23,24. 25.26. chat they may fear, and tremble, and look tq 
E them- 

12 A Catalogue and Difcowrj of 

themfelves, as allbthatl might brand errours and falfe do&rine top well 
thought o%and too kindly delt with in thefe times. 

dnf, 4. I may jaftifie the ranking and joyning of Independents with otner 
fefhries, not only becaufe all the fe&aries the ugh never fovild, are Indepen 
dents, agreeing in that opinion of Independencie 5 as alfb all the fe&aries., the 
worftofthem ( even thofe who deny the Scriptures, the Divinity of Chr.ift,e^c,) 
do (sparace ff om the Church of Evglaa-d, reKifing communion with her in the 
Sacraments and other Ordinances as the Independents da, butbecaufethe In 
dependents do joy n themfelves with the other fe&aries adhering to them, and 
to this day have never flood as a divided party from them, but upon allocca- 
iions have and do make one common body with ihem,to hold together againft 
the Orthodox and Presbyterians : I am able to give many inftances of many of 
the Independents.,both Miniften and people, pleading for the Anabaptifts, An-., 
tinomians and other fcftaries, that they might be tolerated as well as them 
felves ; and upon all occafions of complaints againft feverall fe&s, fiding with 
them to bring them off 5 yea , their joyning together in choiie of Burgeffes for 
Parliament , ancjin divers other matters againft the Presbyterians j asalibin 
doling together in Church- fellow mi p, Independent Churches admitting of and 
continuing Anabaptifisj Antinomians to be members ; befides not cenfiiring 
vild fetarks Cas Seekers) who have fallen from their Churches : (b that I do 
the Independents no wrong to put them in the fame Catalogue with other, 
fe&aries, themfelves having in fo many particulars gone hand in hand with 
them : but that which is the fulleft demonstration of all other >is this. The fefta- 
ries beingnow hot upon the getting of a Toleration, there were fbme meetings 
lately in the City, wherein tome perfbns of the feverall fe&s, fome Seeker?, 
lome Anabaptiile 3 fbme Antinomians, fomeBrownifts,fome Independents met; 
fome Presbyterians alfo met with them, upon their defire the bsiter to under 
hand what they would have the intent of which meeting was^to confider how: 
all thefe might have the liberty of their way and practice in this Kingdom^and 
! perfwade the Presbyterians to be willing toit,andtohelpetoeffeftitfor 
them : now the refult of thefe meetings was, that all thefe feverall fe&s were 
agreed and held together for pretended liberty of conference, the Independents 
as well as theothers holding together with the reft of the ftft?, asbuckleand 
thong 5(0016 profefTmg at one of the meetings, it was the fin ofthis Kingdom 
that the Jewes were not allowed the open profeflion and exercife of their reli 
gion amongft us ; only the Presbyterians diflented and oppofed it. And much 
about the fame time that this meeting was in London^ in another p?ace fbme of 
thebeftofthe Independents, were not aftamed to move for a Toleration, no? 
only for themfeives, butaJlothw of the fcft that agreed in fundamentals 
againft Popery, 



THefecond partofthis Traftate, and indeed theprindpall (to the better 
undemanding whereof the firft pare tended, and upon which alfothe 
third and laft is grounded ) P-ts down the Catalogue it felf, containing many Er- 
roUts, Blafphemies and Praftifesof the feftariesofthis time, together with a 
Narrative of fome remarkable PafTages and ftories ; as alfb, fbme Letters, and 
an extract of Letters concerning the prefent Scfts. Now the Errours, Herefies, 
Blafphemies in this Catalogue particularized, may be referred to fmeen heads 
or forts Of S. j ftarie?,,as namely, i . Independent?. 2. BrowniuV. g.Chiliafls^or 
Millenaries. 4. AntinomiaiK. 5. Anabaptilis. 6. Manirvfterians or Armini 
"5ns. _7. Libertines, 8. r 1 amilfft57~p7^Entrmfiafts. TO. Seekers and Waiters. 
TTPeitlcYtfts. 12. Socinians. 13. Brians. i\. Ar]tiTrTnt^rian?.~T^. 

fcrlpturilfs. 1 6. kcepticks ana i^asiiioniitr^wno queltion every thing in roar 
"^ters of Religion ; namely, all the /uricles cf F"aith,and fidt Principles ofchri- 
ftian Religion, holding nothing positively norcertainly 3 faving the doftrine of 
pretended liberty of confcience for all,and liberty of Prophesying. And in one 
or other of thefe lixceen formes, may all the Errours an J Blafphe mies reckoned 
up in the fallowing Catalogue be well placed, and unto one of thefeheads ea- 
lily reduced ; yea, for many of thefe errours, the very fame are held not only by 
one for( of the furcnamed fefts, but by divers cf them. And I dcfire to commend 
to the Readers ferious and fad confideration } three particulars concerning the 
erroure and feftsofthis time j and th- rather, becaufe they were not fo common 
to the fefts in the ages before, at leaft nor the two firft. i. That amongall thefe 
(brts of ftfts and (eftaries, there are hardly now to be found in Er-ghtti ( for to 
thisKingdonij and to thefe four laft years do I confine my felf all along in this 
dilcourfejany feft thats fimple and pure, and nor mixr and compounded, that is, 
any feft among them all) which holds only the opinions and principles of its 
own Way, without enterfering and mingling with the errours of other feels ; 
as for example,whcrecan a man finde a Church of fimple Anabaptifbpr fimple 
Antinorrtians, or fimple pure Independents, each of them keeping to thefe 
own principles, as Anabapriftsto Anabaptifrnp, Independents to Independen- 
cie,and holding no other ? but rather do we not fee by experience, t hat both the 
leverall kinds of fec*ts,an^ moft peffons of each kinde, are compounded of many, 
yea,fjm:ofall : One and" the fame fociety of perfons in otir times-, being bbth 
Anabaptifticall, Antinomiart, Manifeftariart, Libertine, Socinhir, Millenary,- 
Independent, EnthufiafHcall ? yea, among the Independents (who ate of all the 
reft accounted beft) where can any man flieW me an Independent Church ftricl:- 
ly fb called, or a man of them hardly,who fymbolizes not with the other fefts, 
holding befide rndependency, neither the opiriibrJsoftheCbiliafls,rjorofthe 
Libertines, nor other ftrange opinions! TheAfmy that is fo much fpoken of 
upon all occasions in the news Books, Pulpit?, Conferences, to be Independent 

E 2 (though 

Catalogue and Difcaveryof 

("though I conceive upon good information, that upon a true mufter of the 
whole. Commanders and common fouldiers, there would not be found above 
one in fix of chat way) yet of chat Army 3 card by the feftaiies, Independent, and 
of that pare of it which truly is io, I do not ibink there are 50. pure Indepen 
dent s,but higher flown, more Seraphicall fas a Chaplain, xv ho know swell the 
ftateofthat Army, expreiled it) made up and compounded ofAnabapdfme, 
AntinomianifmejEnthufiafrne, Arnrinianifrne, Familifme 3 all thefe erroursand 
more too (bruetimes meeting in the fame perfbns, ftrange monfters, having 
their heads of Enthufiafrne, their bodies of Antinomianifme, their thighs of 
Fami ifrne, their leggs and feec of Anabaptifme, their hands of Arminianifrne, 
and Libeninifme as the great vein going thoro\v the whole j in one word, the 
great Religion of that fort of men in the Army, is liberty of confcience, and 
liberty of preaching. But heretofore, both in times more ancient and latter, 
and in other Countries,feverall (efts kept themfelves more to their own proper 
tenets, without that generall confuflon of each running into all, as the Arians, 
Novae ians and others, in the firft fix hundred years, and the Antinomians in 
Lutbers time. Secondly, That all thefe forts of fcfts, how different foever, yea 
and contrary to one another in many principles and opinions, yet all agree in 
thefe times in (eparating from our Church, refufing comunlonin our publike 
.Affemblies, and in difallowing the authoritative power of Clafles and Synods ; 
all the fefts, yea the worft of them, as the Antifcriprarifts, Arians, Antitrinita- 
rians, Perfeftifts, being Independents and Separatists ("though all Independents 
and Scparatifts be not Arians, Antinomians, #r.)which deferves the more to be 
thought on, because in the Primitive times , fame heriticks ard feftaries 
would, have been glad of communion in warfhip with the Orthodox; 
,Theodoret.Het. Fabul- ( a Anws defired to be received into the Church of Alex- andria again, and made fuch friends to CoKftantixe, that 

upon his pretending repentance, he commaflded Alexander th^ Bilhop ofAIex- 
attdria, to give him the hand of fellowflbip and to admit hiro)as alfo they appro 
ved of the power of Synod sand Councels,comming unto them. TheArians 5 
Donatift&and other Sectaries held many Councels, as that o{Tyrw,4ntioibia t 
the firft Gouncel olCartbtge m Conftantines dayes ; of thde and many more we 
read of in Ecckfiafticall Hittories, I never read of any Independent Minifter in 
all the Primitive Churches (no not amongft the SeftariesJ for the firft fix hun 
dred years, lave only in the dayes of Attrelita Bifhop of Carthage, who living in, 
the6ftCemury 3 in an African Synod and Councel held at Carthage declares; 

r a fa There are many who confpiring with their 

fe Codex Canonum EecleH Akncanx.5J. Can. a / , ff 

ctuiftoph. juftello. sunt enim P- lcriq; confpirantes own proper people vebo they dd decewejcratcb- 

pkbibus propriis, quas decipiunt,ut diflu^ eft, . ^ y ^^y earef an d With fair /beeches 
m fcalpantesaures, blandi ad feducendnnvvi- % 6 . J Jf 

- fedrtcwg) nMtofaloeJehfe, or rawtr puffed 


many Errours of th& S&aries. 1 5 

ft p i fgparating tLemfelveS from this fodfty, fortiofeparit-jqui putant propriarplebi incubsn. 
i L +1 ,,.(lA*t nA*ntlntivt\vx)Yitirn- dum,& nontmnquaroconverii ad Concilium veni- 

in{ they mufl attend to their own p. a- ^ dc > traaant . j forte ne proddutar fla gi tia me 

L *i L +1 ,,.(lA*t nA*ntntivt\vx)Yitirn- um, nontmnquarocneri 

vtk* tbin{ they mufl attend to their own p. a- ^ dc > traaant . j forte ne proddutar ^ fla g 
ptr people* and being open called to the Conn- tuemes. The words the Greece f Jt $ 
celjefttfe to come along, It ft their abfitrdities V0 i yx TW TA TW *ToariW]a 

- <*> 

and novdties fhould be ^covered and m*de 

J. n , J .. i. j 

mantfef} agamft whom Aurelitts moved, 

that they might be deprived of all authority over their proper people , or rebelltor 
and difordtrtyy which wasconfented to and voted by the whole Synod, faying 
placet, placet. Thirdly, That for the errours and opinions laid down in this 
Catalogue, fome are contrary aud contradictory to others of them, fo that ma 
ny of thefe errours fight among themfel ves ; this indeed is one great diffe rence 
between truth and errour ? that truth though it be con- Bonum noncft contrarium bona, 
trary toerrour, yet one truth is never contrary to a- *^&&^S 
nother, truch is one and unifonne but many errours c ft unum, roendacimn vcromahf- 
are not only contrary to truth, but to errours alfb ; P 6 * 
yea fome of theie errours are mod contrary to what ever could have been ex* 
pe&ed ; many of the perfons \yho hold thefe opinions being fallen into fome of 
the errours of Popery, Amnnianifm,Libertinifme and thofe of the groffeft lore, 
(as the Reader in the Errours hereafter named may more eafily perceive) which 
they (poke fo much againft heretofore, and for fear of which camming in upon 
us, they firft began to forfakethisChurchjfo that they have wheeled & wheeled 
about Co long on the right hand, that they are perfectly come round to the lefc 

Tks Catalogue oftlx Errottriy Herefief, Btafpbemief) is as follows* 
i. T* Hat the Scriptures cannot be faid to be the word of f ** scnpw,. vide 

11 ^.i n i ,. ttetnd frtnte* Letter- 

A God ; there is no Word but Chrilt , the Scnpures ,/ eoffj eftJtnicfa. 


are a dead letter , and no more to be credited then the writ- 
tings of m^n.noc divine,but humane invention. 

2. That the Scripture, whether a truemanufcriptor p dCT ^;mw Pi?grim.ofc" 
no, whether Hebrew, Greek or Englim,is but humane, saint$ 3 iy. uwr. ciarckfon. 
and fo not able to discover a divine God. Then where M your command to 
make that your Rule or Difcipline, that cannot reveal you God, nor give you 
power to waike with God > (b that Chrift letting out himlelf as he is in him* 
&If,ought to be a Chriftians Rule in obedience to bi mlelf. 

3. Thatthe Scriptures are unfafficient and uncertain, there is no certainty 
to build any D jftrine upon them,they are not an infallible foundation of faith; 

4.- As the condition of*s4dam, Noah, Abrabam^ CMofet, &c. was, that they 
did walke with God by the teaching of God, fo is ours : that is not to limic 
Chrift to AdtKyNoab, Abraham, Mofes,T>avid, John and the Difciples, As they 
vverenoc to tye God co any things before ttarn recorded, but each of them 

E 3 had 

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had a new record , fo are not we to limk God in the generall records of thofe 
paths, but wait upon him in she enlargement of the Gofpell what he will re 
cord you jand far be k from me EO conclude either in Doftrine or pra&ife, that 
half of his glory is revealed aisyetr As that I ftould endofe Chrift in fucha 
THgrim. of ftiall compafle as we have recorded: though I re/oyce to understand it 
in the Searching thereof, yet prefiing toward the marks for the price 
of the high calling ofGod, waiting what he will record in my heart, and in that 
me. afore worfhiphirain fpirit and truth from the teaching of the Spirit. 

5. That ihs holy writings and fayings of Mfis and the Prophets, of Chrift 
and his Apoftles, and the proper Names, Persons and things contained therein 
are Allegories, and thefe Allegories are the myftery and fpirimall meaning of 

6. That the Penmen of Scripture,every one of them, writ as rhemfllves cctH 
ceived,they were the actions of their own fpirit and for what is {aid they ivere 
moved by the holy Ghoft, that was no other Spirit then that which moved them 
to writ and (peak other things, for in him we live and move and have our - 

7. That the Script ures of the old Teftarnent, do aot conceme nor binds 
Chriftians now under the new Teftament : fa that when places of Scripture are 
brought out of the old Teftament to prove Points, many S^ftaries make (light 
of them, and fay, Give us a text out of the new,we are ignorant of the old ; and 
hereupon fbme of them do not binde the old Teftament with the new, nor 
read it. 

8. That right Reafon is the rule of Faith, and that we are to beleeve the 
Scriptures, and the Doftrine of the Trinity 3 Incarnation, Refurreftion, fofar as 
we {ee them agreeable to reafon, and no farther. 

9. That the new Tefhment 3 nor no place of Scripture in it, binds any further 
then the Spirit for prefent reveales to us that fuch a place is the Word ! ofGodi 

10. To read Scripture in Englimtoamixc Congregation without prefent 
expounding it, is dangerous, and wor/e then to read icinLatine ; for in Latinei 
as it doth no good, (b it doth no harme. 

of GOD. l ! ThatGod hath a hand in, and is the Author of 

. Comfort for Be- thefinfullnefle of his people ; that he is the Authour 
4wS$- not of thofe Aaions alone, in. aod with which fin is, 
it. but of the very Pravity, Ataxy 9 Anomy , Irregularity 

and finfullneffe it felf which is in them. 

12. That all Lyes come forth out of the mouth of God. 
b Thefir/i branch of thh Errouri* vertatfo ^- b Tis the will and command of God, that 

in Bloody Tenet, inthe Preface. fiuCQ- the Coming of Wfi Son the Lord JefuS, 3 

perrniilionofthemQftPaganifti, Jewi^> Turkiih, or Antichriftian confciences 


many Errourt of the Seftariet. 1 7 

andworftripbt granted to all men in all Nations and Countries: and they 
are only to be fought againft with the fword of Gods Spirit, the word of God- 
and for the Parliament tonfe any civ ill coercive meanes to compell men of 
different judgments one of the greateft fins that can be named, cis committing 
a greater rape, then if they had forced or ravilhed the bodies of all the women 
inthe world. d Yeajif it be mens consciences, the Migi d Loft t^t tab bum jf a k(niy 
ft rate may riot puniuY for blaiphemies, nor for deny ing fi me ?* stitarii,. * 
f fie Scriptures,nor for deny ing there is a God. 

14, Thacnonwn was caft into hell for any fin, but only becaufe God 
would have it fo. 

15, Th^t a man had life before God breathed into him, and that which God 
breathed into, him was part of the divine Eflence, aodfhall returne unto God 

\6 t That we mould think of our felves no better then was meet, for 
God loves the creatures that creep upon the ground as well as the beft Saints; 
and there is no diftance between the flefti of a Man,and the flefh of a Toad. 
^17. That the prince of the. ayr that rules in the children of difobedknce is 
God 5 and that there is no other fpirit but one , which Spirit is God. 

18. That God hath not decreed all the actions of men, becaufe men doing 
what God decreed, do not fin. 

1 9. That God was never angry nor difpleafed with man 5 for if he were ever 
difplealed and pleafed again, then there is a changeabfenefle in God. 

20. That God loved net one man more then another before tne world, nei 
ther is there an abfokte particular Qleftioti, bus only ^nerall and conditionall 
upon perfeverance ; and the Scripture no where fpeaks of Reprobates or Re- 

21. That the foul dies wh the body, and all things (hall have an end* but 
God only, (hall remain for- even. 

22. Every creature in thefirft creation was God, and every creature is God, 
every creature that hath life and breath being an efflux from God, and (hall re- 
rurne into God again,be fwallowed up in him as a drop is in the ocean. 

23. That to a faving knowledge of fufficeth 

not to know him in the book of nature - nor fscondly Zg^&S^t 
as revealed in the holy Scriptures; but that weiuuft fo*/" ^"" <///.-> we. 
know him as abftraft from his mercies and all his attributes. 

24. That in the Unity of the God- head there is not a Trinity ofPerfons, 
pi^t the Doftrine of the Trinity beleevedand profefTed in the Church of God 3 
aPopi(h tradition and a Dod^ineof Rome. 

2=j. There are not three diftinft Perfons in the Divine Eflence,buc only three 
Offices 5 the Father, Son and holy Ghoft are not three Perfons,but Offices. 

26. That 

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vitc proof ftim in thefirjiLemr. 26. That thercis buc one Pdrfbn in the Divine nature, 

of CHRIST. 27. That JefusChrift is not very God, not God tflen- 

vide fits p rio f of tki, 3 in the tially, but nominally, not the eternall Son of God by 

eternall generation, no otherwife may he be called the 
Son of God but as he was man. 

28, That Chrifts humane nature is defiled with originall fin as well as ours, 
Chrift had from the birth to his death the fame originall corruption as ours, he 

Vide potfofM, M thefrjl Let- t k OUr f f Q hi$ ^^ wdl 3S OUr flefll Upon 

ier,andin the fourth Letter, and him : Chrift is not of a holier nature then we butin 
*" "*> MlS - ^this appsares Gods love to us, that he will take one 

of us in the fame conditition, to convince us of what he is to us, aid hath made 
us to bain him : me thinks the beholding of Chrift to be holy in the flemisa 
difaonour to God, in that we mould conceive holinefie out of God,and again a 
dilcomfort to the Saints, that he thould be of a more holy nature then they, as 
being no ground for them to come neer with boldneflk to God. 

of tin, jn JLntcU: g w Z 9- Tfa jwedid look for great matters from one 
ft o Thomas Webb, and crucified at Jerufalem 1 6 hundred yeares ago, but that 
ird fritted Letter. doeg us no g OO d jit mu ft be a Chrift formed in us, the 

deity united to our humanity, Chrift came into the world to live thirty two 
years,and to do nothing cHe that he knew, and blefled God he never trufted in 
acrufified Chrift, 

30. Chrift was true man when he created us : yea from eternity, and though 
he had not fleft,yet was he very man without flcft. 

31. That Chrift died for all men alike, for the reprobate as well as for the 
demand that not only fuffidently, but eflfc&ually, for Judat as well as Ptter, 
for the damned in hell as well as the Saints in Heaven. 

32. That by Chrifts death, all the fins of all the men in the world, Turk?, 
Pagans, as well as Chriflians committed againft the morall Law and firft Cove 
nant, are a&ually pardoned and forgiven, and this is the everlafting Goipel. 

33. That Cbrift did only fatisfie for the fins againft the firft Covenant, buc 
not for the fins againft the fecond Covenant, as unbelief he died not for the uu- 

34. Chrift died only for finspaft, i.e. before the Gofpel is revealed to the 
finner, and the fins of men committed after converfion Chrift died not for, buc 
they are pardoned by his being a continuall facrifice, 

35. Every man Satisfies for himfelfe for the fins againft the fecond Cove- 
mnt,namely unbelief: becaufe hethat beleeves not,the wrath ofGod abides up 
on him j fo that for a years unbelief a man beares a years wrath, and this is all 

the latisfacYlOn God requires. Vifefirji printed Letter fir proof. 

3 6 . That no man (hall perilh or go to hell for any fin but unbeleef only. 

37. Tfaac 

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37. That the Heathen who never heard of Chrift by the Word, have the 
Gofpel j for every creature, as the Sun, Moon and Scars preach the Goipel to 
men, and in them is revealed the knowledge of Chrift crucified, and fin par- 
doned,if they had eyes to fee it. 

38. Thole Heathenthat perifti., doperifti only for not belccving according 
to the Gofpel they enjoy. 

3?, a Chrift did not by hisdeathpur- ***rtK&*>\s<rm.cirijiibe effect tkeca*/e*f it* 

t_ r ff J r c M / tovetfGfilip.A 7 t Vidcv4ttimaJontbc4Ltntr which 

cnaieureand fa.vationrora l,nonortor wtift^etbtiieade^brecbnfli,botk thef,uit* K <t 
the e eft:For it was not the end of God the c ?*f e / GWt {<";* >A / in fact ignorant 

i c x->U /! L r BtchMict(t M Hooiun^anjejrjm not btin, Me tod t- 

in tnC COmmg Ot Cnnlt tO pUrCrUie Jtinguijh tire caufei of our ^jii^cathn <tnli Salvation. 

Jove and life; but Chrift hiillfelf Was ^fi^^fifrmtcaufetit the unJefer V e4 grace arJ 

l_ / j !_ i i i . t J vatftf(je4ytl}eiatvinganaattntontitti:auje,iire* 

purcnaled by love, that nee might de*pint#tnc6Briliintierck*fid*jCbrift itkci- 

make out love and purchafe us to ^T?rf"/l IP * l>rf 5 ; - l * t /T " W : . 4 ! ? 

bloud c/ Cbrjn \tht pntjyi tht gh<y tf Ged in tt:e <U- 
lOVe. cjtntitn tfkii tigbteoujneffi anJfttttf^liuffe. 

40. b Chrift Icfas came into the world to whnefle fcvi; f> ^ Litter pr^f. 
and declare the love of God tons, nor to procure it for u?, or tofatisfie God 
(as tome fay J Chrift was a moft glorious publisher of the Gofpel, he was fent 
top reach the Gofpe!, to heal the broken hearted; to preach deliverance to the 
captives : in all that Chrift faith to be the end of his coming, is not a word men 
tioned of any thing done by him in way of fatisfying God. Chrifts coming was 
more like a conquerour to deftroy the enemy in our nature, and fo to convince 
us of the love of God to us,by deitroying in our nature that which we thought 
ftcod between God and us. 

41. J That the unftionwh ch the S.iints are faid to /PJU| H:>U$ gem* imit. 

42. That Chriit was a Icgall Preacher, for till after his Afcenfion the Go- 
foel was not preached* Chritt lived in u dark time, and fo he preached thc Law, 
but atterwards then the Gofpel came to be preached. 

43 That Chrift (hall come and live again upon the earth , and fora thou- 
^nd years reign v.fibly as an earthly Monarch over all the world, in outward 
$ory and pomp, putting down all Monarchy and Empires. 

.J4. IhitwhenChnftinh sownperfonhathfLibdaedthedifobedient Na 
tions, then Church of the jews and Gentiles (hall live without any diftur- 
i? n( ?f; ? ^ W1 " r wlthout ic : al! Chriitians (hall live without fin, without 
the W ord, Sacraments, or any Crdinance,they Hiall palTe thofe thousand ycers 
in worldly ; delights, begetting many children, eating and drinking and enjoy- 
ing all lawfull pleafures which all the creatures then redeemed from their an 
cient flavery can afford, 

?. That 

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4 5. That men may be faved without Chriil , and the very Heathens are fa- 
ved, if they rve God according to the knowledge God hath given them , 
though they never heard ofChrift, 

46. 1 hat the leaft Truth is of more worth then Jefus Chrift himfelf. 

47. Chrift by hi 1 - death freed all men from a temporall death which Adams 
finonlydefervedjbypurchafing themarefurreftionj and hath opened them 
a way to come to the Father if they will : thus far he died for all, no farther for 

of ^c spirit of God, and cf 48. The Spirit of God dwelsnot, nor works ma 
ny: it is but our conceits and miftakes to think fo, 
tis no fpirit that works but our own. 

4?. That the fame fpirit which works in the children of difobedience, is 
that fpirit which fanftifies the hearts of the eleft. 

T i*te tMtoptiu* feme of tk 50. r That there is a per reft way in this life , not by 
*J"e/|l^ wSvS^ Word, Sacraments, Prayerand other Ordinances, but 
(kcs upon >/. J by the experience of the fpirit in a mans felf. 

J i . That a man baptized with the holy Ghoft, knows all things even as Go J 
knows all things, which point is a deep myftery and great ocean, where there 
is no cafting ancnor 3 nor founding the bottome. 

52, That if a man by the fpirit knew himfelf to be in the ftate of grace, 
though he did commit murther or drunkennefle, God did fee no fin in him. 

5 3. That fanftification is not an evidence of/unification, and all notes and 
fignes of a Chriftians eftate are legall and unlavvfull. 

5 4. Beleevers have no inherent fanftification,nor fpirituall habits of grace 
infufed into their hearts, but all their fanftification is that which is inherent in 
Chriftj and they for this and no other caufe, are faid in Scripture phrafe to be 
fanctified, t ut becauie of Chrifts fanftification and inherent holinefTe. 
frf ., ,,1 <<> e Though Adam\ud continued in 

* Of Adam Thts vox ^retcloea . . * _. . , . .. 

*ahoiife,antiibepreacherf<ifd 3 tkh tfsa amy- hlSeftatCOf mnOCCnClC, and HOt rallen , yCt 

jiery aii the Go$ e i . he ^^ died a natura n death, for death now 

is not a fruit of fin to beleevers, 

5 6. Gods Image on man, is only our face and countenancej and every wic 
ked man hath therefore Gods Image as well as good men. 

57. That Adam, and fo man-kind in him, loft not the Image of God by his 
fall, only incurred a temporall or corporall death, which was fufpended for a 
time upon the promife of a Saviour. 

58. There is no originall fin in us, only Adams firft fin was originall fin. 

59. That the guilt of Adams fin is imputed to no man , no man is punifhed 
for Adams fin. 

. T fo That 

Err ours of the Sectaries. 21 

61. That one man is no more Ipiricuall then another, nor is there any fuch 
inward difference between man and man; but all the fpiricualnefle and diffe 
rence lyes without us in the Word , which guides fome men, and not others. 

6 1 -That all men who have theGofpel preached to them ,and fo manifefted to 
their undemanding*, ar^ immediatly without any more ado able of th^mfclvcs 
to be eeve and receive Chrift 

62 There is no free-will in man either to goodorevill, either in his natu 
rail eftate or glorified eftate. 

63. That there is a povrer in man to refift grace, and that the grace which 
would convert one man, would not convert another. 

64. Naturall men may do fuch things as wh.reunto God hath by way 
of promife annexed grace and acceptation, and that 

f i_ HIM*- i n. *"* **!** A t inaicati m of Free- 

if men improve their natural! abilities to the utmolt grac c, 3SJ i nft M . j chn Gtodttin . 
in feeking grace, they {hall finde it. 

65. That regenerate men who have true grace, may fall totally and finally 
away from the ftate of grace. 

66. Thatthemoralllawisofnoufeatalltobelcevers, that tis norulefor 
beleeverstowalk by, nor to examine oftheM^su^j^cMio^FM^R^entancf, 
their lives by, and that Chriftians are firfwAfr*.Gak.G^rjrv"r.jrf/. 
freed from the mandatory power of the law. 

6j. Perfbns juftified,, are not juftified by faith, but are juftified from all e- 

68. Neither faith, ncr repentance, nor humiliation, nor felf-deniall, nor 
ufe of Ordinances, nor doing as one would be done to, are duties required of 
Chriftians, or fuch things as they muft exercife themfelves in> or they can 
have no part in Chrift. 

69. True faith is without all doubts of falvation, and if any man have 
doubts of his falvation, his faith is to be noted with a black mark. 

70. That T<? credere, faith in a proper (enfe is imputed to j unification , and 
.not Chrifts righteoufneflfe imputed to juftification. 

71. Thatthedo&rineof repentance is a foul-deftroying doftriac. 

72. In the old Covenant ("that is before Chrift came intheflefli) in the 
Prophets dayes, repentance is declared as a means to obtain remiffion, and nei 
ther remiflion nor the knowledge of remiffion to go before, but to follow 
contrition; but this is not the Gofpel which is cftabliflied upon better pr<> 

73. That tis as impoflible for Chrift himfelf to finne, M - oatakerffdi j 
as forachildofGodtorm. "*" * * * 

74. Tht there ought to be no fofting dayes under the Gofpel, and that 

F 2 men 

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men ought not to aflic\ their fouls, no not in a day of humiliation. 
m 75- That God doth not chaftife any of his children for (inland let beleevers 
fin as faft as they can, there is a fountaine open for them to wafh inland that 
cor for* he fins of Gods people/ buc for fw^arers and drunkards the land is 
puni/hcd. catalog 

76, That beleevers have nothing to do to take career to look to themfdyes 
to keep from fin,God muftlook to them, if he will. 

77. God loves his children as well finning , as praying, hearing and doing 
the holieft duties; he accounts of them never the better for their good works, 
nor never the worfe for their ill works. 

oatak. GO*, ey t on K, ifr*ei } f 7- That Gods children are not at all to be hum- 
Preface to the Header. bled, or troubled grieved for fin attec converfion, and 

.***. s&en^. 1^43. ^^ whatdi di n this kuide after his foul faft of de- 
nying his Mafter a iflflied from the weaknefle of his faith 

79, That Gods children are nottoaske the pardon and forgivenefle of 
their finsjthey need nor, they ought not, and tis no lefle then blafphemy, foe 
achildofGodtoaskepardonoffinsy cis infidelity to aske pardon of fins, and 
Qavidt asking forgiveneffe of fin was his weaknefle, 

catsk. codi eyetttjfrat}. 8o. That when Abraham denyed his wife, and in out- 
Prefa:eto the Reader. warc j appearance feemed to lie iii his diftruft, lying, diflen> 
bling and equivocating that his wife was his fitter, even then truly all his 
thoughts, words and deeds were perfectly holy and righteous from allfpocof 
finin the fight of God freely. 

ptnn. Man e f f ia 8 The called ofGod have fin in the flefh, they have fin in the 
rft/fflsere^pag.ja. converfation 5 but thev have no fin,neither can they have any in 
the confcience; for the true faith of Gads ekft , and fin in the confcience, can na 
more ftand together then light and darkncflev and this reconciles thofe two 
Scriptures, Jfwefay vet have no fin, vet deceive our felvef,, and He tb^titbarntef 
Gjd doth not commit finjteithtr can befacattfe he u borne of God. 

82. The great Antic! irift is thatmyfticall body of iniquity which oppofeth 
fefus Chrift,and not the Pope of Rome 3 oi any particular fucceflion of men, only 
he is a part of Antichrift. Venn? makes the oppofition of Antinomian errours 
to be the man of fin and the great Antichrift, as is to be feen in feverall pages 
ofhiBtJWanoffindifcovered. And Sectaries make them who deny Chrifts dy 
ing for all, to be Antichrift : others make Ancichriftianifme to confift in the, 
coercive power of the Magiftrate in mattersof Religion. 

fbeScuJ ^1* Thatthefbul ofman is mortallas thefbal of 

Lrt 3 to* a beaft,and dies with the body. 

bt& fy jhat {he foul of the fiutbfoll after death, do 


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deep til the day of judgement , and arc not in a capacicy of afting any thing 
for God , buc cis with them as tis with a man that is in Tome pleafing 

85. That the bodies of the fakhfull (hall not rife again at the refurreftion, 
("namely the fame that died) but their fbulesmall have other bodies made fie for 
them, either by creation or faftion from fome preexifting matter, and though 
the bodies be new, yet the men are the fame, becaufe the fame fouls remaine 


8<5. Infants rife not again, becaufethey are not capable of knowing God, 
and therefore not of enjoying him. 

87, That the perfection and reftirrefttonfpokenofby Paul, i.Cor. 15, 5 r.,56.57. the hope fet before us,the eternall inheritance , a City ha 
ving foundations, whofe builder and maker is God, are to be attained in the 
fullnefTe and perfection of them now in this prefent ti me, before the common 
death of the body. 

88. That none of the foules of the Saints go to Heaven where Chrifl is, buc 
Heaven is, empty of the Saints till the refurre&ion of the dead. 

Sp There is no refurrecYion at all of the bodies of men after this life, nor 
no Heaven nor hell after this life,nor no devils. 

90, There (hall be in thelali day a reftirreft ion from the dead of all the 
bruit creatures, all beafts and birds that ever lived upon the earth, every indi- 
viduall of every kinde of them that died (hall rife again, as well as of men, and 
all thefe creatures (hall live for ever upon the earth. 

91 There is no hell but in this life, and that s thelegall terrours andfeares 
which men have in their confciences. 

92. That there isno Church of Chrift upon the earth, o/tte chunk, c^tn t w~ 
no true Miniftery, no Sacraments, no Go/pel, no faith, #>* sr;/. 
becaufe there are novifiblenor infallible gifts. 

93. No man is damned but for re jefting theGofpeljand none can reject the 
Go/pel, butthofewho have it tendred unto them, as they hail in the Apoftles 
dayes being confirmed by miracles. 

94. That the pure preaching of the Word,and righ adminiftration of the Sa? 
ments^renonotesnorfignesofa true vifible Church, 

9y Tis the will of God that miracles (hould attend the Miniftry, theApo- 
ftlea make a marriage of doftrine and miracles, fo that they who preach the 
Goipe!,muft be fogifced astoconfirme it by Cgnes and wonders. 

96. That many Chriftians in the(e dayes have more knowledge then the A- 
poftle?, and when the time is come that there (hall be true Churches and Mi- 
niftery ercfted,they (hall have greater gift?, and do greater miracles then the A:- 

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potties ever did, becaufe the Chriftian Church was but then in its infancy. 

97. That there ought to be in thefe times no making or building of Chur- 
ches,norufe of Church-ordinances, as miniftring of the Word, Sacraments, but 
waiting for a Church,being in a readinefs upon all occafions to take knowledge 
Pilgrimage of of any pafienger, of any opinion or tenet whatfoever ; the Saints 
sa:nw,a:idMs. as pilgrims doe wander as in a Temple of frnoak, not able to 
finde Religion, and therefore ihould not plant it by gathering or building a 
pretended fuppofed Houfe 3 but jfhould wait for the coming of the Spirit, as the 
Apoftles did. 

98. There is a falvation that {hall be revealed in the laft times, which was 
not known to the Apoftles themfelves. 

5?p, That within awhile God will raife up Apoftles,men extraordinarily en 
dowed with vifible and infallible gifts to preach the Gofpel, and that {hall pre 
cede the fallof Rome. 

* BwtfaeApofflcPrtertehu^prt.a.ifclo,.,. IOO * That POmtS of Religion, ^ 

We tve a mere foreword of prophede,whereunto even in the Articles of faith, and pnn- 
ye do welt th ye t, bnd,&c.stiritw fins* > r ; n | M o f ReliVion there s nothin? cer- 

epfcepiMuwcMiAnteSiniMtsiacwtitmtntpri, C1 P^ S < imiglOn, WICIC S notlllllg tcr- 

jfriffttjftdfffertitntififfi vita, &ovmi exfericn- tainly to be bcleeved and built on, one- 

ly that all men ought to have liberty 
of confcience, and liberty of prophefying. 

1 01 . That the Scriptures no where fpeak of Sacraments, name or thing. 

102. That the Covenant, whereof Circumcifion was the feale, wasonely 
of temporall promifes, as Ex. Cj. of the land of Canaan; that the Covenant 
God made with Abraham had nothing Ipirituall in it j and that Circumcifion 
was a feal of the righteoufnefle of faith to no other but to Abraham alone 
quatentu a father, and not to his children, 

103. That Baptifm is not a feal nor figne of the Covenant of grace. 

104. That Pcedobaptifme is unlawfulland Antichriftian, and that tis as 
lawfull to baptize a Cat, or a Dog, or a Chicken, as to baptize the Infants of 

105. Tis as lawfull to break any of the ten Commandements, as to bap 
tize an Infant : yea, tis as lawfull to commit adultery and murther, as to 
baptize a childe. 

confeff.ofFaithof io. That baptizing belongs not to Minifters onely , all 
Anabapt.Art.4i. gifted brethren and preaching Difciples (though no Mini 
fters) may baptize. 

pilgrimage of 107. Baptizednefl c is not eflentiall to the Baptizer, nor eflentiall 
the saints, to preaching; fo that perfons not onely not in office, but not fo 
much as baptized 3 may both baptize and preach, 

1 08. Mi- 


many Erroitrt of the Stffariet. 2 5 

108. Miracles are eflentiall to the admmiftration holden forth in pilgrimage 
the commiflion of Baptifme, Matt. 28.19. 

i op. That none are to be admitted to the Lords Supper, though beleevers 
and Saints,nor their children to be baptized, but onely they who are members 
in a Church-way. 

1 10. There is no Scripture againft a mans being often baptized; nei 
ther is it more unlawfull to be baptized often, then to receive the Lords Sup 
per often. 

in. That Chrifts words in the Inftitution of his Supper, This is my body 3 
and Tki* it my blond, are to be underftood literally. 

112. That Chriftians in receiving the Lords Supper fhould receive with 
their hats on, with their heads covered j but the Minifters fhould adminifter. 
it with their hats off, uncovered. 

113. That tis as necefiary to be joyned in 

rM. u c ii n L /"L TL L IT j j f <t e Doore of truth opened, 111 

Church-fellowlhip, as with Chrift the Head ; and anl - W er to Truth Chut out of door*, 
there s fuch a neceflky of cntring into a Church- Hs e i- This is as faife as a- 

n c f \ n> Doflrioe that is prca.hcd ia 

way, as there is no expectation of lalvation ^ trne . 
without it. 

114. That the Church of Sngland and the Miniftery thereof is Antichri 
ftian,yeaof the Devil 1, and that tis abfolutelyfinfull and unJawfull to hear 
any of their Minifters preach in thtir Aflemblies. 

115. That the Church of Rome was once a true Church, but iowas the 
C hurch of wg/W never, therefore tis likelier the Church of Rome fcould 
beintherightintheDo&rinesof Free-will, univeriall Redemption, Origi 
nal I fin, &c. then the Ch jrch of England. 

1 1 6. That the calling and making of Minifters of the Word Ctm ^S - s*, 
and Sacraments are not jure T)iuino 9 but a Minifter comes to be P 

io, as a Merchant, Bookfeller, Tailor, and fuch like. 

117. That all fetled certaine maintenance for Minifters of the Gofpd, 
efpedally that which is called Tyths, is unlawfull., Jewifli and Antichri- 

1 1 8. That Minifters of the Gofpel in thefe dayes ought to work with 
their hands, and to follow fome calling, that they may not be chargeable to 
the Church. 

i ip That there ought to be no diftincl order of Minifters, nor no fuch cal 
ling of fome perfons diftind and feparated from the people ; but that all men 
who have gifts are in their turns and courfes, by the appointment of the reft 
of the company, to preach,pray, baptize, and they are for that turn in ftead of 
Mimfters >a nd as Minifters. 

120, That 

2 6 A CattlogwandDifcoveryof 

of preaching and H^ing, of J 2 - That all dayes are a like to Chriftians under 
f raying jtngtngofpfaimet, of the the new Ttftament, and they are bound no more to 
"* tfee obfsrvation of the Lords day , or firft day of the 
week then to any other, 

121. That the Jewifti Sabbath or Saturday is dill to be kept by Chriftians 
For their Sabbath, 

122. That Chriftians are not bound to m?et oneway infeven constantly, ac 
cording to the manner of the Nations, nor to pray and preach thus long, 
and in this manner two or three houres, according to the cuifome of the 


1 23 . No man hath more to do to preach the Golpel then another, but every 
man may preach the Gofpel,as well as any. 

1 24. That cis lawfull for women to preach, and why mould they not, hav 
ing gifts as well as men > and fomc ofchero do actually preach , having great 
retort to them, 

125. Tis a part ofChriftian liberty of Chriftians, not to hear their own 
Minifters,but to go and heare where they will, and whom they think they may 
profir moft by. 

126. That tis unlawfull to worflilp God in places conftcrated,and in places 
where Superftition and Idolatry have been pracYifed, as in our Churches. 

127. That men ought to preach and exercile their gifts without ftudyand 
premeditation, and not to think of what they are to fay till they.fpeak, bscaufe 
it (hall be given them in that hour, and the Spirit (hall teach them. 

128. That there is no need of humane learning,, nor of reading Authors for 
Preachers, but all books and learning mutt go down, it comes from the want 
of the Spirit, that men writ fuch great volumes , and make fuch adoe of 

129. There are fome women, tenor eleven in one Town or vicinity, who 
hold it unlawfull to hear any man preach, either publikcly or privately, b> 
cau(e they muft not be like thoie women in Timothy, ever learning,and never 
commingtothe knowledg of the truth, 2. fim.^. 6.7. 

1 30. That tis unlawful! to preach at all, fent or not fent out (as in a Church- 
ftate)but only thus 5 a man may preach as a waiting Difciple, that is, Chriftians 
may not preach in a way of pofitive aflerting and declaring things, but all they 
nay do/is to cbnfer,rea(bn together,and difputeout things. 

1 3 r. That tis nulawfull for the Saints to joyn in receiving the Lords fupper, 
where any wicked men are prefent, and that fiich mixc Communion doth pol 
lute and defile them. 

132 Tis unlawfull for the Saints to joyn in prayer where wicked men are, 
or to pray with any of the wicked, 133. That 

of the Sectaries. 27 

I jj. That cis unlawfriill tor Chriftiansco pray fo much as privately with 
thofe (though godly)that are not members of atrue Church, but are members 
cf the Church of Engla:d^ and the Aflanblies thereof. 

13^ That however conference and difcourleimy be had with all, yet tis not 
lavvrull to joyn in prayer or giving of thanks, o not before meat, with thofe 
(chough other wife acknowledged Saints and godly, and are members of Chur 
ches indie Church- way) chat a e not of the fame judgement and way. 

_-lV5. ^ThaClisnot lawful! for ChH- > This opinion bc^m to rprud mu:b ,as a go ly 

fiianstoprjy at all wi -h any others f<-i- Mini ^ r fold me ofh>> own k owud^e, know ng 
ther as bdng the month in F ayer, t T as fttoJ^STlf: S re fe" ^S 
joyning in prayer) though never fbeod- wwe > preach, upon this groat^, undrequirin? 
ly,a n d of Aeir own judgeraem^ckher in Sgtffi fiS^ffl^SfJSS oS^ 
the pub! ike AflembiieSj or in their Fami- 1: ^ frtyfatmt difcoune to the p>. ic, 
lks ; un!e(fe fuch p^rfons who prayed ha i an infallible fpirit, as the Apoftles. 

136. Triat^Chriftians are not bound to pray conftantly every dayatfec 
times.,as morning and evening, but only at fuch times as the Spirit moves i hem 
to it, and if they finde not themklves fo mo/ed in many dayes and weeks to 
gether,! hey ought not to pray. 

137. That wicked and unregenerate men ought not to pray unto God 
at all. 

138. That all finging of Pfalmes, as David, or any other holy font s of 
Scnpture,s unlawrull,and not to be joyned with. 

^139- Thattte finging which Chriftians mouldufe, is that of Hymns and 
<piritua]l fongs/ranud by *emfelves,ccmpofed by their own gifcs,and that up 
on fpecial occafions,as deliverance?, **, fung in the Congreation by oneof 
the Aflkmbly, all the reft being filent. 

140. c That iove-feafts, orYeafts of love fwith 
which the Lords Supper is to be adminitod alto; is a S 

erpetuall ordinance of Chrii>,it which only Church- 
members are to be prefent, and to partake. 

141. That there is no difttnftion concernin* Go 
vernment of Ecclefiafficall and civil, forallthatGo- 

vernment which concerncs the Church , ought to be civill.but the nuincain- 
that diftmaion is fur mainrainingthe mterefts ofChurch-men. 

142. That a few private Chrinians, as fix or feven gathering themfelvesin- 
Covenant aud Church.fdlowftip,have an abfolute entire power of ihe 

Ktyec, and all Government within themfelves, ar d are not under any authori 
tative power of any Claffes, Synods, or generallCouncels, whatfocvcr they 
do, or what vvayes foever they take. 

143. That 

28 A Catalogue and Difcoverj of 

/ Revel. i<$. 19 Thtgrut city voijhi. H3 f That the Presbytery and Presbyteriall 

hree parts andjiates and branches Government , atC the falfe Prophet, and the 
invptthP-aiT. ropery, Z.Prtla- -./. r- u r> ; * *r i 

rj it.eginvptt-aiT. ropery, Z.rta- -./. r- u r> ; * *r i 

ij. j. pfui iiobibns Difcn-ery of Truth, Beau fpoken of in the Kevelattow : Presbytery is 
P^ 6 3- a third part of the City of Rome, yea that Beaft, 

in JveMii.thatalcends^andfliallkili the two Witnefiks, namely the Inde 

144. That there are Revelations and Vifions in thefe times, yea to fome 
they are more ordinary, and (hall be to the people of God, generally within a 

of jitveiatifnt H5 That the gift of miracles is not ceafed in thete times,but> 
nd Mitades. t ^ at f ome o f t f- e ge&aries have wrought miracles , and miracles 
have accompanied them in their Bapdfme, e^c, and the people of God ftiall 
have power of miracles fhorrly. 

146. That anointing the fick with oyl by the Elders.praying over them, with 
laying on of hands, is a Chusch-ordinance for Church- members that are fide, 
for their recovery. 

147. Tis ordinary for Chriftians now in the ft dayes,with?d?to be rapt up 
to the third Heavens^nd to hear words unutterable, and they cannot wel have 
aflurance of being, CbrifUans, that have not found and had experience of this. 

Of the Civil Magiftrate. g guerie, cfhighefi cooperation in Epifi. , 

to the Parliament. Anonym. *dnf. to M. Prins 12- gyeries, f . 8. Jii glftratCS haVC HO pOWCF at 

the Grounds of Independent Government attribute nothing tothe Magi- 11 mprlHIp in matrprc rf 

Jirate in Church /,/ her then the Magi/irate is a member cf their 311 * meaaiC 1 

Cku-t nes aKct,^jJembttes:fo no people un&r heaven afcribe more unto E B.ellglOn , OF thjflgS CC- 

Magifiratii then the Independents in siviU matters. clefiafticall, but in CWill OH- 

Iy concerning the bodies and goods of men. 

b DOW of Truth 1 4P h That for a people to wait upon man for a form to worfliip 
imtjj. 5. God by, was Idolatry:Nay,for a people to wait uponParliament 
or AtTembly for a form to worftiip God by, was worfe then corporall Idolatry. 

5M. Burroughs, Heartdvif.p. 6 j. An madverfion upon this erro sr. This 1^0, WhatlOCVer 

si an erroit" definitive la the f orper ef civil Magiftretes andjafety o) Common gfj-QUfS Of niifCifri**- 

yteakbs in divers cafes, andinmanjtnftancei that may be given; to give one .. . , 

tor the prefentia Church may ntt according to MBurrougbs principles excorn- agCS 1H RCllglOn , 1 116 

xiunicate<tmentber. > rehooHt ffconfcience is not feiisfied of JubjeSi taking nf Chufch filOuld bear 

trmi aftainJt-^rmieS) raifedbya princt^norofthe lavefulneffeoffucba w>r^ . , 

end tkeiftre declines and refufeth both bearing arms, aH maintenance to fth Wit hall in men, COntl- 

#naTef)*ttdaUafftftancetvi hem, diflwtiiinf, others affo, and that out of con- m -,: no fljll n rommH" 

Science only fa, he pro fefes^nd. yet the Parliament I tbin^atb feqveflred "^"g t tl " If 

tKanyufonfttchtcctiJionSftakentheireJtateiyandmtnj Independents of Mr. UlOn Wltu them, 3S bre- 

Burroughs judgement bavebeenforn>*rc{feqntftrators,feUin?:(!r buying their t t, r - n thefe the Ma- 

lotci^anMdjngtbeir lands at reafonablt ratesfatintkeTrallatelinienii "***" 3 !T" .j TL 

xetfimHih a formanrefHtation.,** recitation and difcovery : but of tkif falfe glltratCS IhOUld bear 

j,rinciPle,and6thers in W-.Burr. book ,1 flail (beak more upon occafion tfanfvpe- -..u -_ r^nfinninot 

,mg grinds br,ug*t for pretended liberty of convince, vtere* this, Jb WltH 111 mCH, Continuing 

fibers of ^Bunougbs principlts and rttlts *bwt TeJeratiinwill be found therD 10 the 
both unfound and wtfik 5 fit to take miiitn and yeakpgoph ivitkybitt nouoft* 
titfe any Sfbfcr* 

many Enow of the SeQaries. 2 9 

Common- wealth in the enjoymei* of the liberty of 

and being entrufted by 

them to an account for 

and ftraighc: and feeing this prefent Parliam. doth in- * 

groflc law-making, and all law-executing into their own hands, contrary both 

to reafbn, and the true meaning of the Law, the Free-men of England oughc 

not only to chufe new members where they arc wanting once every yeer, buc 

alfo to renew and enquire once a yeer after the behaviour and carriage of thofe 

they have chofen. And if they fiide they never did any good, or are groundecily 

fufpe&ed CD be unserviceable, that then tho(e that chufe and Cent them may 

have liberty to chufe more faithfull, able, and better men in their places. 

i$2. If God command fuch a thing to be done in his Wordj and the Magt- 
ftrate now come and command the fame to be done, though n Chriftan ought to 
have, and would have done it, becaule of Gods command.,yet now he ought noc 
to do it, becaufe the Magiftrate commands ir. 

153. All the earth is the Saints, and there ought to be a cormunity ofgood^ 
and the Saints (hould flure in the Lands and ElUtes of Gentlemen, and rhh 

154. c That tis lawfull for a man to putaway his ,.. 

._ > . _ . r rr f Of"*arrtagt*>iJefT*reitti and 

wite upon indifpoiitiofl, unhcneiie, or contranecy or tf.iiJten. * vncMiUons&u- 
minde arifing from ac mfe in nature unchangeable-and artae "* D vorce * 
and for difproportion and deadnefle of fpiri r , or Ibmething diilaftfull and averfe 
in the immutable bent of nature^and man in regard of thetrecdom and eminen- 
cie of his creation,is a la w to him elfin this matter, bi ing head of the other (ex, 
which was made for him, neither need he hear any Judge therein above hiitifdf. 

155. Tis lawfull for one man to have two wives at once. 

156. That children are not bound to obey their Barents a: all a if they bs un 

157. That Parents are not to catechife their little children, nor to &t them 
to read tht S;ripture, or to teach them to pray, but mitt let them alone fjr God 
to teach th^mt 

158. Tis unlawful for Chrifti jns to defend Religion with the Sword, or to 
%ht for ic wlien men come with the Sword to take ic away^ Religion vvillde- 

159. Tis unb\vfull for Chriftians to fight, and take up armcs forxhir lawes 
and civil liberties. 

ifo. Thunlawfulltoiightatan,ortokmanyman,yea <> s Wa 
to kill any or the creatures for our ufe 9 as a chicken, or on i^aad 
anyptheroccafion. G 2 

3 o A Cat&kgtte and- D ifi every of 

i 61. Thatufingoffet forms of prayer prefcribed is Idolatry. 
162. Davids faying, 7 am a worm, and KO man, muft be underftood literally, 
yeajhe ivas both a man, and no man in che fan e literal! fenfe. 
1 6 $. That the Scripture fpeaks bur of one kinde of fairh. 

1 64. Some of che Sectaries in London do ho!d,That in Suff /^chere is a Pro 
phet raifed up to come an 3 preach the everlaftingGofpel to them, and heftaies 
but fur a vocal! call from Heaven to (end him, which is expe&.d daily, and thac 
this man is the Prophet f; o <en oi in che Scripture, i Jvkn 2=>. Thac Prophet in 
thatScrip:ure, diftinguaflisd from Chrift and Eliot, is this man railed up in 

165. That it could not (land with the goodneffe of God, to damne his owne 
creatures eternally. 

166. That God the Father did reign under the Law, God the Sonne under 
theGofpel, and now God the Father and God the Sonne are making over the 
Kingdom to God che holy Ghoft, and he (hall reign and be poured out-upori 

167. That there fhallbea generall reftauration, wherein all men ffialSbere- 
conciled to God and faved 3 only.thofe who now beleeve and are Saints before 
this reftauraricn (hall be in a higher condition then thole that do- not 

1 68. That cis not lawfull for a Ghriftwn to be a Magiftrate, but upon turn 
ing Chriflian he (hould by down his Msgiftracie* neither do we read after 
Cornelim was baptized (though he were a Centurion before, and a man in com 
mand and authority) that ever he rnedled any more with his band caffdtfa l\a- 
lian band. 

itp. Man loft no more by the fal , then all the reft of the whole Creation 
fell into with /f^*,allthe v/orld being condemned to death and deflation, 
yea che heavens and the earth alfo : fj that you may as fafely conclude that all 
the whole Creation loft life and fsivation ro glorification by Adams iranfgreP 
ion, as 10 conclude that man loft falvation by Adams trantgre 

170. Man hath not by Cbrift brought unto him eternal I life and fal- 
vation, but only fuch a life as all the whoh Creadon hath together with 
him , for the fecond Adam hath not purchased ecemail life to glorification 

for man. 

171. All the creatures (hall affuredly partake of 

Tkefi ifreelaft Errors vented tn / < r 

*Booi(.cjiied, A true vindica- the Gofpel or peace, and that our Lord the great 
tionoi.thegci*taH Redemption p^p^j f p ^ c (bmething to this purpofe , when he 

snitixm^Kadi.vyene ..* r^f\ 

16^5. faithj Go preach the Gofpel to every creature, though 


many Errovrt of ihe Se&jries. $ r 

t hey cannot heare to life and glorification; and ChritUs the great, Prophet of 
his Father, to declare his Fathers council to the whole crearion,.1nd he is the 
great High- Paeft, which ofT.rerh up himfelf a farrinVe cf full fa isfa&iop,njt for 
sil men only, bu: for ail that by man vvasloft,evjn the whob creation of God. 

172. That a Dircftory, or order to help in the B , ; , ri , ^ Hwtw(y Cf ^ 
way of wor(hip,is a breach of the fecond Commande- <<? tor 5u> s^hcs by /,.,, 
men*, and there is no word of God to warrantee ^ 1$ ^ 
making of that Directory book, more then Jergbum had for the making of 
Calves of gold, which he fet upon two high places, one at Van, che other ac 
Bethel 3 totheconfufioncf himlelf and his polterity. 

173. No man is yet in hell, neither ftull any be Eookfntir. rh fuinefi cf Gob 
there untill the judgement j for God doth not hang ,?r5ored 1643. H g- -1- 
firft, in J judge after. 

174. Men fay that Faith is fupernaturall, bnt hr.v F jine(le of Goi* love m ;ni- 
can it be above nature to belcevc that tvhich we fee kftft! - t a s w 
fufficient ground to beleeve? and to beleeveany thin^ofwhich weliave na 
flaine ground and reax>n, is fbfar from being above nature, it is below it, 
and propjr to fools and not to reafonable men. 

175. I he Law-doth not pronounce eternall death in hell Fuin--^ of G O I W 
fire on thofe that obey it net, nor were men to have periled m:tliltrte > l^- i 8 9> 
inhellfire 5 in relation to theLaxvor^^w/ fin; but the Go^p-l pfonounceth 
erernill dea bin hsll fire on thcfe that obey it nut ; and if we had been to lufKr 
hell in rela ionto ^jw or the Law ,then Chrift alf)(hiuld have futfercdin 
hell for us,to have redeemed ns from thcnce,w!iich he did nor. 

176. Icisnot futable to God, to p ck andchu camongfl: Fa i cdc o ( GO^S io;-c 
men in (hewing mercy 5 if thelcveofGod be rrsniflfter! t3 a lifted, pa^i 5 j>. 
ftw , ic is fir from being in finite, it God fhexv njt mercy to all : toafcribeit to 
his will or pleafure. is to b afphemehis excellent name and na T ure. 

Nowunio thefemany niore mighr bs add d that Iknov;oF, andartcbrr.- 
irnnly known to others, whi:hhave been pre, c led and printed (vuhrtthVfe 
four laft years in Englttd jA the nccefficy ofdipping and bufy ing under vvattr all 
p;:rfons ro be baptized, as the ncceffiry ofa Church Covcrun tj as that Minillers 
may not lawfully bap:i^f,oradminiiter the Lords Sapper due of their nwrt par 
ticular Congregation?, neither preach Viinilterully, but as gifted brethren, out 
of (heir own Church; with many fucherrours of the Chiircfi-Way) bin becaufe 
they are bu: light in comparifon, I will not n^methtRi. 

I coiJd relate alfo to you other errnir?, ihac have been reported to me and 
others by honeft understanding men,to have beei vented (and tis likely enough 
they may be true) as that cb lawful! for vvivestogivj Without; Uiei; hu^bnnds 

G 3 

32 A Catalogue a&d Discovery of 

contents, Ibmeching out of their husbands eftates, for the maintenance ofche 
Church and Minifters whereunco they belong : as that the Lords Prayer, called 
andcryedupby many cob- Co, it could noc be the Lords Prayer, in regard 
there was a petition for pardon of fins, which Chrift would not ha ve taught, 
or words to that purpofe; asalfo that if a man were ftrongly moved by the 
(pirit co kill, to commit adultery,**^, and upon praying againft it again and 
again it continued, aid yet was (till ftrongly prefled, he mould then do it ; but 
because I hive not theft upon Co good grounds, nor fuch a concurrence of cir- 
cumftances, or further confirmation upon enquiry, I therefore forbear to puc 
them down particularly in the Catalogue of Errours, or toaffert them with 
thar authority. I might here alfo annex to all thefe Errours many Expofitions 
ot Scripture given by the Sectaries in their Sermons and private meetings; buc 
I will only give two ; i. That of Rom. .2. The Ian? of the Spirit oflfe, baibfretd 
me from the law ojjtn and death, that is, (as was expounded) from the morall 
Law. 2. That of Jok.^39. Search tke Scriptures, for in them ye tbinfyt have, 
eternalllife$ you thinke to have, that was their thought and mtftake,not thac 
Chrift approved it,that eternall life was to be had in the Scriptures. 

A Catalogue of the Blafpbemies of the Seftjries. 

NOwbefidesthefc Errours and Hereiies laid down, many of them being 
Blafphemiea ( as the Reader cannot but have obferved in perilling their 
C italoguej there have been many blafphemies and blafphemous fpeeches ven 
ted by Sectaries feverall waye?, both by writing,preaching, conference and diP 
courfing, and(bm^(b horrid and abominable, infuchadlfpitefull, fcoffing, 
fearfull way, that I tremb e to think of them, and (hall forbear to name them : 
And Indeed within thefe four laft years in England there have been blafphemies 
uttered of the Scriptures, the Trinity, each perfbn of the Trinity, both of 
~~~Faiher,Son and holy Ghoft, of Gods eternall ele ft ion, ofihe Virgin Maiy^ the 
Apoftles and holy Penmen of Scripture, QfBaptifmc,?rayer, thcminifieryof 
the VVord,and the Minifters of all the Reformed Churches, of the Government 
"of the Church, and of the Chrifiian Magiflrates : In (bme books printed and 
-""ctlfperfed up and down, there are fearfull blafphemies ; as in the Arraignment of 
*~T>erjectttien ) The Sacred SynodycaU DtcretaS, Afjrtins Eccho &c. profaning and 
- "aBufing the holy and dreadfull Name of God in a mofl fearfull manner, fcoffing 
" jinaiganent ofperfecu- ac the holy Gholr, fent in a Cloak-bagg from Scotland^ mak- 
, F S S- 9j- ing a moft bhfphemous Prayer, wherein the Paflion, Death, 

Refurre&ion and Afcenlion of Chrift are in a fcoffing way alluded unto, with 
many others which I will not foul paper with tranfcribing. In fome Manu- 


many Errourt of the Seftariet. 3 3 

fcripcsof one Pott I Bejl, there are moft horrid 

lvl *r . r L 4- f r^u ft r,J Tfc* Bcft xpiti tj Mamtftnptt 

bU/pJiemies or the I nnity , ct Cnrm, and v ere f em u f i a jif um m e r,*ndi,bj 
of the holy Ghoft , calling the Doftrine of g* I>-/*M cammed to tbt 
the Trinity, a myftery of iniquity , the three 

headed (erberw, a fi ft ion, a Tradition of Row, <JMonjiram bifirme, 
triform, with other horriJ expreflions borowed from hell, not fit to 
bs mentioned. There was a fear full blafphemous fcofting (peech of God 
the Father, Son, and holy Ghoft, fpoken by one Clarke (as I remem 
ber the name) given in to a Committee of Parliament, in way of 
complaint in writing,wuh a hand Cubfcribed , and one witnefled ic be 
fore the Committee, but I forbear t.) relate it. Mr Hmfiography orDcfcrrr. 
Paget in his HereJtograpby ) Ep\lilc Dedicatory, fpeakes <* * series. 
of one committed for mocking at Chrifts Incarnation, the particu 
lars whereof, though I have been told from Matter Paget , yet I 
j udgeitbcft to conceal. There have been many blafphemingfpeeches, 
in a way ofderifion of the holy Ghoft, calling it flabik nttmen, and 

asking what kindeof bird it was ? whether- but I dare not fpeak 

it. The holy Scriptures are by many in thele times (leighted and fcoffed 
at ( that growes and fpreades much) called the golden Calfe,that 
there are many contradictions and lyes in them , that they are 
no better then a Ballad , that they can make as good Scriptures ; 
that place in Qem/ts^6. 6* where tis faid, God repented that be made 
man was untrue ; fo other places of Scripture. The Do&rine of 
Gods Eternall Eleftion and Prajdeftination hath been call d a dam 
nable Errour. Tne Virgin Mary hath been called a the A- 

poftles have been called and they could write as good Scri 
ptures as the Apoftles ; upon occafion ot quoting that Scripture 
in Rom. 7. of Paulf complainingof (kine ,it hath been anfwered, Pa*l 
was a novice, and that was his weaknefle, and that Paul under? 
flood not Chrrrt in the promifc ; and that hee for his part under- 
flood the myftery of God in Gbrift better then Saint Pan . When 
that Scripture in Gal. 5. 12. was ob/eftcd to one ih it pleaded for 
liberty of conscience, the anfwer was, he thought the Apoftle was 
in a great paflion. A Minifkr in Hartfbrdfoire bringing a place of 
Scripture againft an Anabaptift, to confute him in fome opinion he held, 
the Anabaptift confefled he could not anfwer it, but faid , it was the weak- 
nefle of the Apoftle, and there he wanted the fpirit. 

Another Sectary denying the Refurre&ion of the dead, and forae of 
of the Church coining to admonifli him of that Errour, and bring- 

34 A Catalogue and Difcoveryof 

ing Scripture to prove ic , hee anfwered, This is Scripture to you 
but not to me. Poedcbaptifme hath been blasphemed by man? r t- 
proachfullfpetah^s : the Lords Prayer hath been flighted and i corn- 
fully fpoken of : the whole Miniftery of all the Reformed Churches> 
xvith their Ordination , worke of preaching , &c, fcorned and abu- 
fcd in feverall Pamphlets : The Presb,teriall and Synodicall Go- 
verrjment , reproached in all vilde and fcoffing language, cali d devil- 
li(h , Antichriftun , and all to naught, refembled to ihe Beaft 
in tie Rei.e!itii>n : the Civil Government and Maglltrates have 
been.blafphcrced, with their Ordinances, Orders and lupream Court 
of Judicature, the Parliament cali d Antichriftian , and the X^om- 
mis tee cf Examinations jeared, byway of comparing it to the Court 
of Inquiiition, and to the High Ccmmiflion : the fohron , Licred 
and Nationall Covenant of the Kingdoms, derided, blaphen:ei in 
many Pamphlet? , that many pages would not contain them. Buc 
I will not trouble the Reader to name any more of them : Mr, Yryn 
in his f.nfo Difcovery of New Lights, hath extracted many pafTages or 
this kinde ouc of the Pamphlecs of the Sfftaries, and in a libellous 
book entitukd Englwdt Birthright, there s more fiuffe of the fame kind. 
Now having prefented the Reader with the Errours and Blafphe- 
mies ; before I come to the Praftices of the Sectaries , I will relate 
fonK few PaiTdges in the Prayers of the Sectaries, which were vented 
either in publike AiTemblies and Churches 3 or in their private Chtirch- 
meeting?, all within the compafie of a twelve-moneth, or thereabouts. 

Some T^aJJjges m the Prayerj of the Seflarief t 

ANd though wee are difcountenanced by the Civil Magiftrate 
(which is a great thing ) afcer they have had .our eftates, and 
^ i*de^en t MWer i our blood > V t Lord,^. When the blinde man 
a church herein ioido:i, was thruft out of the Synagogue by the Phari- 
w**fai9te. fees, Jefus Chrift met him; io though wee are 
thrurt out of the Common Affemblies and mens aff-dVions who for 
merly loved ut,&c. Let the Spirit teach us, wee may look four, five 
yeers from an Aflemb T y cf men before they teach us , &c. Though 
they may with-hold the truth in Policic, yet thy Spirit can teach us 
if all the Mmifters in the world hold their p- acejC^c. Thou haft tri 
umphed glorioufly by a defpifed Army, not only by our enemies, but 
our iteming friends, who indeed were our reall enemies, vilifying 
chofe men whom thou ha ft been pleafed to honour, ^c, 


maty Errtttrs of tbt Se ft tries 

Another Independent Minjfter in his prayer prayed , that the Pmoyterw 

might be removed, thatChrifts Kingdome might befet up. Another Inde 

pendent Minifter, ibout the end of September laft, gave God thanks for brea 

king the neck of that wretched * petition of the Citi- , Jt ^ ,, ^ ^ .,, 

zens. Aufuft hft the tenth day, being prelently upon ,y m ., ny *a affad c>- 

Lilbttrnt committing to Newgate, at Knowles Church *//*, /or /// there- 

mSt.Hffftnf on a Lordsdav, Mr. Knmles prayed **, fm^cntud kj 

fhefe words, or to this cftttf ; Lord, bring thy ier- ?**", "**> but *^ f - 

vantZ*V^rom of prifon,ind honour hioi Lord, for ^ 

lie hath honoured thee, This lift monethin December, one of the Independent 

Minifterf in his prayers at a Lecture, two or three fevcrall Lectures, p aytd 

tr. God that the Parliament might give 1 bertie to tender confciences. Ooe cf 

the Independent Minifters at his Church-meeting in a houfe, g v. thanks un 

to (iodfor the libcrtie of confcience granted in isfmtric*, and faid, Wny, 

L^rd not in EgU^ as well as in Amtricn ? or words to that purpofe. Ano 

ther Independent Minifter in his prayer put up this petition, O Lord make 

the Parliament friends to the Saints. * M*y ay. 

164 j , An Independent Minifter praying for the Par- * r**?n r * thntxc 

iiarnent, prayed that God would keep the Parliament 

from gree vine the Saints.or doing tny ads that might c^fce M 

make them lad ; that they for whom fo miny prayers 

and praifes had been put up by the Saint*, might not now grieve therr. ftx-T~ 

/>r*/ 24 the fame Independent Minifter in his prayer after Sermon, prayed, 

That now God had delivered us both (namely, the Pietbytenan and Inde 

pendent; from fuch bondage ind opprtffion, we might not beg liitieof brin 

ging our brethren into bondage, left the Lord car rie us back again into Ejypt 

>r i f ic C ftmc priyed on **"*f *> /y nin g Parliament and Affembly to- 
er,That they might do nothing but what the Saints foould re Joyce in,and 

fj u? A L b Ut the be innin of ^pt ember iaft, a Reverend Minifter of the 
Aflemoly who was in ear- WKnefle rehtcd it, and faid he would acquaint AQ 
Commilkonersof ScotUnd with it; that an Independent Minifter, either in 
his prayer or Sermon, ufed words to his eff ftof the 

hrow r - 

throw upon Scotland, becaufc of their beating their 

^llow-fcrvants ; and (hit they could not be content with fuffcrine their bre 
thren to enj >y their libertie, but muft have i domination. 

Having given the Rcider an account of many errours ind V"W" / *b* 

lifphemiei of the Sefttries, with fome pafliges in their pray- *<*" 
:r$j Icomenowtorehtennnyoftheirpraaicey, B;itth? Reader muft not 


Catalogue wd Di frown 6f 

conceive I cm fet down all, cr that any one man (tlthouglToTfar crettertbT- 
hues and leifure,, having dfo fairer opportunities of con verfingamons them 
with leflefufpition obferving their wayes, than my fdfej is able to do if! 
They have many depths, wiles and methods which I know not, norcinnot 
find put there are miny windings and turnings of the Serpent, crooked go 
ings in and out, off and on, here and there, which I cannot trace, The w*y of the 
Jerper.t upon a rock if toy vronderftt d for me> and which I know not, Pro v. 3 o i 8 
19. They,Pr*ttuj.\kr t turne themfelvesinfo all fliipes and forms, and ac 
cording to fevertlloccafions and times, have different humours and tempers 
fometimes complying Co, that one would think all difceficfwould quickly 
be at an end ,snd they were curs, ibmeritnca fo far offand back again, as caufes 
Wonder and amazement in the beholders. I have been told from godly and 
wife men, who have hsd much to do with foaie of them, and have profefled 
to fet themfelves to ftudie, andtoobfervethem (men who arc moderate c- 
nough, and hive a fpeciall love to fame of them) that they know not what to 
mike of them, they are ft range men, nor cannot fadom their depth,?, and ther- 
fore^ tisnot tob^ exp^cled from uie^pliin op.n-harted man (who hate tricks 
pitying under- boord, refer ves and defignes, whofe motto is that of the Pfal- 
mift, Pfal. 25.2 1 .Let intfgritie and uprighttte/e prefervc msfir I Wait on thfe, 
and never ftudied Macbiftvtl, nor am not varied in the Jefuits Politicks) that 
1 fhould diTcover all their practices and wayes : Neither was it my intention 
or fcope in writing of this book, to fpeak ail I know of their practices and 
wayes, (for I took a refolution in the entrance of this work, not to be 
too large ) thitfo the more might both buy and read if, and my purpofc is 
hereafter (God fparing me life-, health and 1 berty J for the benefit both of the 
prefent and fucceding generations, to write an Hiftoricall -narration of sil the 
Proceedings and wayes of the EngLfli Secliries, both in *^/<Wand be-- 
yond the Seas, from the rirft yejrcofthe Parliaments fitting, ti:i the time of 
the fetting forth that Hiftory, and have already laid in many materialls , and 
keptanextcl: account of the moft rtmirksblepaffsges tending tint way; and 
myearneft defireistosll the godly Orthcidox Readers, into whofe hands 
this book (lull come, who are enemies to. feels and fchifmes, and lj?ers cf 
truth, peace, and order, whether Gentlemen of Committe.esinthc.feversll 
Counties, or Souldiers in the Armies, or Minifters in the fevecall parts of t^a 
Kbgdome, or other godly Chriftiapf, that they would be pltafed within this 
three or four moneths next following, to communicate to me ail the certains 
intelligence they have, of the Opinions, wayes and Proceedings of the Sech- 
riesj and Ipromifefiithfully, that whatever agreement or condition be made 
by anie who imparts any matters to aie.(as namely for concealing of their 


m/wjErreurs ef the Sectaries. 37 

names, or f 01 bearing the rehtion of fuch andiiich particulars, as place, &c. 
whatever hey be ) I will moft facredly cbftrve, and they ftiall find mee both 
/ccret and true to their), (for I fesre G^d, and dare not violate my promifej 
cnly for thtprelent I (lull give the world a taft and trytll of ths Practices of 
the Sictaiicf, for upon tome of ihe heads of their Practices and wayes which 
I in this preimt Djico^rfcnsme, I could write upon esch of them a booke, 
in giving irflsnces and t xsmple^ tor a proofeand confirmation of their truth. 

Ni-.w I might in the fiiit pi ce roske a Parallel between the practices tnd 
waitsof our Scctaiief, and the Sectaries of old {: th? Primitive times (efpe- 
cially the Donafifivj as aliobftwern ; hfn and tt t Jefuits, them and the Ar- 
minians, of the Nft kerUnds, thctnund the Prelates, and their Court-party, 
them and the pn. lent Malignant;, ; \ es,thf m a? d fome or the bad Eirp.rour.s, 
as7*/<, and coLld fliew i.;chan ae;rc <?(r.tnr i;i thtir practices and wayes, 
treading (o jult in (heir piths ar-.d ftc-ps, as ir n^n <y. them were dcsd or put 
down i.) j^/.t^, onl ; no.v ac^ed a U", urd.r new nsmes, and un ier o- 
ther habits and formes but ftill the fouWs and ipirits of the Donatilb, Jefu- 
its, Arminians, PreUtes, and Court- party were alive, and transformtd into 
many of the S< ft:ti.-;$ : And indeed to do this fully would defer v^ a Tractate 
by it felfe, which I fliall leave to be done by fonne other more able hand ; or 
elfe if no other take up inch a fruitfull Argument, I may find ibtne opportu 
nity hereafter to treaLuponit; only before I name the particular Practices of 
the St claries, as I have done their Errours, I will hint fome of the more fpe- 
ciall Pai lids bet ween the S c ctiries, and the Domtifb, Jefuits, &c. 

Firft for the Donatifts, and fome other Sectaries ot the Primitive times, 
i. Our Sectaries and they agree in their complaints of Persecution of their 
Ichifme : the Dunaiifts would alwaies be complaining 
ofthtr, ti * Attwftint fhewes it in many places of * Auguft. lib. T. contra 
his learned work* igu nft tl.em ; and our Sectaries in pai ^n.U.dcbapnfrHo 
their Sermons, P,a } er$, Pamphlets, Difcourics, Pe- ^ttapS?. 111 *** 11 ^ 
t it ions, all crying cut of Perkcution, andacculingthe 
Orthodox Presoaeria-s of Perftcution ; yea, when for their fcditious, tu^ 
rnultuou , Ihellous fcufti -?, wicked lying, fcandabus reports, books and pra- 
ct:ces,tht:y have been q . flioned, there s nothing in their mouths bu: perfecu- 
tion, andunhcirdof prv/iccution ofthegodiy. I aoi of the minde if any of 
them (hould come to bee ruprifoned, and hanged, for dealing, killing a god 
ly Presbyterian, plotting agunft the Parliament and City, in feizing upon 
their Forty,orio,re Pailiat.iL-nt-men, oneor other of them would cry out 
ofperfeeution. 2. They agree hthdr furious outrages and violences agiinft 
all that cppofc their way : Learned men know what Circumcellioncs thc-e 

H a Y/cre 

3 8 A CttAbgne *nd J)i fewer it tf 

were among the Donatifts, and to what t height they 
Auguft. contra Par- cimeis* cX**j& relates; and among the Sefts- 


ries > thcre are outra ious f uriou$ mcn > and fuch that in 
the Churches have committed many infolencies, afifaul* 
ted and sbufed fome Minifters in their own houfe $, and in other places where 
they have met them : butlmuft not enla ge. 3, They agree in their high 
flatteries of theoifelves and their party, extolling them and crying them up 

*Augua.comraPetilia. to the Heavens 5 ^e Donatifts did .1* *d,r*tiw 
impiHgttere capita, as * Augu\line ipeakes j tnd the 
Sec"hries of our times are inco reparable flatterers and admirers of their owns 
party, have written and fpoken fuch praifes and flatteries of their fide, as 
have cocne aicnoft to blafphemy ; thefephrafes are ordinary, as precious men 
ss any upon earth* men of a moft precious anointirjg, none fince the Apoftles 
times like them forgifis and abilities; yea, Tome have not Iticked to fay, 
they were beyond the Apoftles, arid if Jefus Chrift himfelfe were on earth he 
could hardly preach better, that they lead as holy lives as Saints and Angells 
in Heaven. 4. In thtir great partiality, praftifing 
* Au^uft. lib. i. contra t h at themftlves which they condemns in orhers.* Au- 
gvftinf ftiewes this in many plscesof the Donatifts % 
I could givemsny iaftances, of our Sectaries in this kinde, crying out of 
preaching and printing by the Orthodox agtinft them, and yet preaching and 
printing ill kind of things againtt them; (peaking agiinft petitioning the Par- 
liamenr, or interpofing in any thing before them by wiy of Petition, or ha- 
ving meetings for that end, (as you may find in fomc of the News bookes the 
penfionersoftheSe-claries,) and yet themfelves in a di orderly tumultuous 
way, being but private particular perfons (neither bodies, nor focietics repre- 
fcntitive, nor reall) have had many ftrangc meeting 5 ;, and drawn up Petiti 
ons with claufesand paffages mtdlirg with the arTaires of Parliament, in a 
kin-Je charging them, and taking cogn zsmce of thing < of a -high nature done in 
Pirliiment, before the time theyoueht, with rainy 
f* lite, but It.kcoff T h,nd. V * L.^.p. 
. pealing from Ecclenalncsll Judges to the temporal! : 

So the Sectaries, from Claflcsand Synods to the Prli- 
amenf,orfcme tempo r all J ad ggs appointed by them. 6". Ins-heir unwilli^g- 
ntffctohave their aftions or writings examined by snie j -idictous learned 
men, but keeping things in the darke. EpipitAniut refembJes Seftiries to a 
Moule, a feebic creature that doth much hurt by keeping under ground, but 
wPce above ground, then (is contemptible and eafiiy taken : Some of the 
ha ve been pro yoked enough to fet down- v/hac they would hiv*, 


m any Err our i of the Se fortes. 3 p 

both by cirneft intreatics from beyond fets, ind at horn?, by commands in * 
kind, by upbraidings for not doing it, and yet to 
this day they cannot be brought to it; and I judge Vide Lit. Guil. Apoll. ft 
*t is for thefe Reafons : i . Beciufe they cannot well 
agree among themfelvcs of any fyftem or body. 2. Becaufethcy knownot 
how long they ihallbeof this mind, nor how much further yet they may eo. 
3, Becaule what they fetdownemaycff:nd manieoi" their owne party, nd 
loofen all the reft of the fccts from them. 4. Bccaufe fomc Ciranda 1 ?, and 
Perfons of note(who are gone further,) will not b; well pkafcd at it. 5 I3i> 
caufe when once given under thtir hand?, and that after fo long expedition, 
it will be judged by all rationall men their urmoft flrength (which if it fliould 
hayeanfwer upon anfwer, as no doubt it will,) and tha wcaknelTe of it dif- 
covered and laid bare, they are loft among manie, and will fufF^r exceeding 
ly in thetfteem of all intelligent unprejudiced men, whereas now by being 
filent, they bare the world in hand, as if th,y had Tome great matter of 
ftrength; mtnie before they fpeake and utter them (elves are thought to b C 
wi e, and to have much in them, who when they hiv^ once fp^kcn, s:c cafi- 
ly feene thorow. 7. In their quoting Authcurs for tht:m, who are acknow 
ledged for the main to be profetfjdly sgtinlt them ; and in thtir tj-.iotin^ pie 
ces of Authours, and not the whole, leaving the latter pirt which would ex 
plain their meaning; thus the Donarifts did * Cyprit*, 
andyethewasmuchagainftthemaiheprofeflei: and lj b - I - lcBa pt. contra 
fo A*g*fi*i complains of the Donatifts, intern no* 

aStg*r*Ht Scripture thus the Authorof Sions Prerogative RoyaK, quotes 
many Presbyrians for feverall things, who profcfledJy were of another way ; 
ind one Mr. E. (as theReader may obferve in an Extract of one of the prin 
ted Letters) qiotes the Churches of F ntuce, Scotland, &c. for the Indepen 
dent way, whoarcknowne to be profe&dlyajmnft 
It : .nd fo * the A u ,hor B f Th k^.f u^ it ,f t% 
CorTc. quotes the Lcydenffs a Profefl. forhm, who *Tittcpa&e. 
profe(Tedly fpeak againfHt, and in b one ftntcncehee b Synopfispurior.Theo. 
leaves out-fome three times word sail of thcin belon- Ma^ift. 5 o. 
ging to one fentence, which would (hew the fenfe of 
ihole learned men to he againft him (as notorious a falsification as I think is to 
be found in any Papift j and fo Mr, Job* Goodwin in his point or Juftification 
quotes Calvin, Buctr, snd others, who are knowne 
ex trofef, to bs of another judgement; and hee **? "\ R ^ b .4*fej 
quotes b my ^f^t^Ugie with other Authors, to ju- %* f * (\ \ f 

ftifie hiscpicicHj wh.nasl hyc profefledly at Urge JjJVideV ftyona 


A Catalogue and Difcwery of. 

triumph n^ over fulfil wd, 

lh< p -{l you fixo e K &l. 
Edwards, ivtj, tn<iin:<ii;.s 
fo-nt blan eg ID, it y e;t 
iboroTtu . bi-i fi. 
Good Inaocencics rri. 
uniph. Out of n-.y Anu- 
pol.i<?9. The power of 
the Magiftraie,by which 
hec piiniSiieth fin, doth 
not fubferve tc the king- 
dome of Chnflthe Me- 
dutourj Her. [exvts tut 
that which fofffwcs in the 
fame faience, there bcin% 
ho full point, that he may 
apply cfficacioufly to the 
tied, tt7rc7iMfljM.7it of 
the Piopheticall and 
Prieflly office of Chriftj 
bee doth not afttft the 
inward man and con- 
fcience with fpirituail 
punishment, &c. 

fpokm agairift what he maintains ; and among other 
p.iv $ which he perverts, I (hall nacne one, where he 
cites the former pirtof thefentence, Icavin^ out the 
latter, which had hee but named, would have been an 
evident confutation of hirn,dealino j-jft with me as the 
DcTiIldid by Chrifl , Pf*/. 91 6. kavingout theUIb 
part, to keep thce in nil thy \v>.yes. 2 The SedaricS and 
the J sfuites agree in many things, i As the Jeluitei 
are UHIOUS for fendir g out Emiflaries into ieverall 
Countnes to corrupt, not contenting themfdves to do 
mifchiefe at home ; fo do our Seduics fend forth their 
members into all Counties and places of this King- 
dome, they liy hands upon them, and fend them as a 
Church aft to preach fuchand fucherrours, to rcbap. 
tize,^. 2 Thejefuites hive their tia fatties, holy 
deceits for the propagating of their ciufe, fidtions, 
made things to deceive the people; lo have our Se<5h_ 
ries many ior the fpreading of their partie. 3 The Jc- 
fuites infinaating themfelves,get into greatNoblcmens 
heufes and acquaintsncc,into great Lsdiesand Gentle- 
womens,and info Princes Courts and Houfes,and fol- 
ate matters, meet to contrive and confult, not preaching too much.nor 
>llowmg their ftudies too hard,- fodo many of our Sediries get into ac- 
quamunce and favour with great Noblemen, Pariiimcnt-men,follicitc, fol 
low them, wot k by the great Ladies and Gentlewomen, confult and debate 
ot matters Civill, & c . 4 The Jefuites are full of equivocations, mentall re- 
ler rations, fay one thing, but meane another, fpeak things in a Tenfe of their 
own, different from what it is in the common acception, fo are our Seclnies. 
5 The Jefuites hive al wayes one plot or other, never give out, are working 
active men, ifcrofifcd in one, then are trying in another, and ha vs many rons 
in the fire at once, that if onedonottakf, at-iother may, nothing difcoura^es 
them, buton they go; fo it is with the Sediriesof ourtioie, aclire nimble 
men, reftlefle fpitits, never without plots and fine defigncs, with child of ma 
ny at once, that if fome miucarrie,yet others may bring forth. 6 The Jefuites 
will work and atcl where they are noe thought to be,by other.s, and by inftru- 
mentsunfufpcfted, not appearing themfelves, bat bringing about their ends 
in fuch a manner, as a manwoaid never dream of; foour Sediries will not 
appear themfelvej in many things, when yet the hand of Jonb is all along, but 
get thtir work done by orkrs, who alfo draw others to them. 7 The Jefuits 


_ , I, ^ 


many Errturs eft be Se 

hinder them, ufe fm- 

i The Arminuns 

ai mil iin^.v- - A-II ..firy^*.. Voet lelcd. ciifput. 

EcxKfnfticiU A&mblies all rhe.^ could, and l . - es o$ fit 

Una to the Civil! Migiftrste. crying up the powa ^ aj EccW ;,aic:i. 

^ rill Msgiftnte in Eccieruftialls, ifcribin^ to the , Thcf . ( Thcf . 

ths " t^ -r^SHi; S^SiSs 

to theMgiftte iloneimcnedntcly P;; _ . , ; 



held for the prcfcn., but know not , wh.t they may fee, - 

4* A CattltgHc and Difctverie 0f 

Arrninians could not be brought to fpetkout a bng whfle, nor to give what 
they would have, btrt hid themftlves in doubtfull phrafes, and were feared 
monftrialiqitU*.lere : when they flood for and de fired a Toleration upon 
conferences and meet ing ; they were put to it, to give h what they held, and 
all they held, th.y were proffered at the conference holden it Ddph ftvourand 
Toleration, it they would g-veatfurarice theydefired only forbearance ir> the 
five Points, but they couU not be got to ic ; to our Sectiries have forborne 
to this day, notwithstanding all meanes ufed, to fet down this we hold, this 
we will fUck to. 5 . The Arminhtis in thofe tiones in the Lw-Cottntritj, in 
fome Chiefs and Towns where they had power, persecuted the Orthodox, 
trou cl. d them much; fo do our Sectaries in Towns or peaces where they 
have power, perfecate godly Orthodox men, efpccially if z.-alous agjinft the 
Se(5b : Ohow ha vefoaie Sectaries vexed, plagued and troubled many god 
ly Minifters and people fe verall waies ! of which more under their particular 
policies ,& factious practices, 6. The Arcninians, had well nigh undone the 
JWethrrUne{/,*nd brought all to confufion, & had not the old Prince of Orange 
been ftout and wile, even d^ing feaiething beyond the ordinarie way of his 
power; and upon the Symd of Dart determining the Magistrate added the 
civill fanction, and u fed coercive power, that Countreyhad been loft; fo 
Sectaries have by their errours, divisions and factions they have made among 
us, hazarded all, and if God do not wonderfully put in, and be mercifull to 
us, their waics and courfes will undo us all. 7. The Netherlmd Anninians 
would be RemonftrantSjdid wrkeagainft, complameof the Synod of Dort t 
that they could not have their liberty, were not well dealt with, could not 
have fo faire a heariig ; how many books were written,how many afperfions 
werecift upon the Synod ? And have not, and do not our Sect ides write a- 
gainit the Affembly .> complain by word of mouth ? are not their mouthes 
f nil jffuch fpeeches ? They cannot ba heard, They have not hid liberty to 
bring in their Qjeft ions, &c. I sit not remarkable, that the Pamphlet, or 
rather Libellagamft the Affembly, put forth by ftcalth, isentituled, *sf Rc~ 
m*nftr**ce if the D Renting Brethren* fo that they are the Englilh Re.non- 
ftrants. 8 The NetherUnA Arminians when once the Magiftrate did effectu 
ally fet to back the Synod of D art, and were againft them , then they writ 
books in a far other ftile, and that power which before they fo liberally mea- 
fured out to them, they did not a little limit and contract, denying the Magi- 
ftrate had any power over private meetings; fo our Se- 
Vidc Voct. Thcf. a. # ir j es if o nce the Mieiftratcs come to fuppreifc their er- 

de PotfK EcCicf & ./-Tvrt- JL-- 

Vedei deSop "*"" "^ ^k Doft lnes and their P rmte meetings wa 
(hall fee bow they will change their ftile ; nay, have wee 


rrisn o ^e $<#*? . 43 

f tr I in Poft habit mi 5yii;->- 

not too uiuci -xpenci.ct, h-.w out upon vote, toi uc dumDordraicara y cti ; 
vermnent,indrbut upon the preparative amhbellilonge aUo- 

line Church-Government, upt n the overtures or it rufn {h! rcnpti funt, 
Inft iumaiT, when the Order came of cafting this City qu in- & potdbtem 
into CWfo and . Province, and in Order for choofing ^non parum U 
try ers of Eider., what plages had we in Sermon, ,Pray- < ^ 
crs of fome of the Sectaries ; as among many to give two fam i lbcra]ircr antc 
onely,onthe day of Thankfgitiag for taking Shcrborne } n c admcnfi erant. 
caftl<r,tSeftary preached this, That the Parliament wai 
making of Lawcs againft the Saints, and that he was not afraid to fpeake,be- 
caufe he was not afraid to fuffer. And others preached of the great periccu- 
tion thai was coming j and how the Bifliops tyrannic would be nothing to 
the Presbyterians, their finger would be heavier then the Bifliopsloynes,or 
words to thitpurpofe. The Sectaries and the Bifocps, with that Court par- 
ty agree : i . The Biftiops and the Court party would bring oft one way or 
other, by Letters written from great friends at Court, by appearing for 
them, by removing to Tome other place the bufmeffe by finding out one de 
vice or another, deluding the parties who profecuted and troubled them, all 
thole of their party that were aftire and able; who by vertueof the LtweR, 
confcience, and courage, fome men in place were qucftioned and indangc- 
red, for preaching fome Doftrincs of Poperie and Arminianfmc, &c, or for 
fomcpraftices notlegaU, of which many examples were in the former time, 
fetching them out of the hands of Orthodox men who had power ; fending 
Warrants for difcharge of Priefts, Jcfuites, &c. and now all England o- 
TCI generally, the Seftaries for anie of their partie that ire queftioned, either 
for preaching faltc do<ftrines,or forfpcaking unjuftifiablfl wordi, or foro- 
ther mifdemeanours,do ufe all waics to bring them off ; they will ufc mcanes 
to remove them from one Committee to another, where they are ftronger, 
they will get Letters writ on their bchalfe, they will work things Co, as by 
delayes one way or another tha Sectaries (Taall efcape, as much as ever the 
Jefnitf , Priefts, Arminians, Innovators did heretofore, a . The Bifliops 
and Court party would prefer none but their party , kept out all men from all 
places in Church and Common- wealth, though never fo dcferving, efpcciilly 
if zealous, or had anie great parts to fttnd for the truth, and they would pre 
fer their own partic though never fo unworthy, though little to commend 
them ; and fo the Seflaries, in all places where they have; power, bring in Sc- 
ftirics though other wife unfit, into offices and places, though di&oneft and 
fcandalous, and fet themfelvfs with all the induftry and cunning that may be 
to keep out godly confciouioui wen that ire againft the Scfts, though the, 

I publikc 

A Catalogue AttdDifcwen of 

publike fuflkr nererfo much for the want of them, 3. The Bifhops and 
Court- party did fet them felves to worme out (that being the Archbifhopj 
phrafe) til godly, zalous,able men out of phces.and would by one means or 
device watching them, caPt them out quite, or fo tamper and rex them, thit 
they were weary of their lives and pltces; Co doe our Secttries make it their 
ftudy, to remove, worme by degrees out ofphces upon one pretence or o- 
ther, when they cannot doe it otherwife active P esbyteritns, of which we 
have toomanie inftances,and fetthemfelvesto vex them, by over-ra ingm 
Townes : where they have plxce,by bringing them into Haberdafhers Halifby 
putting in Articles againft them whkh they cinnotprov. ,tnd fo puttin them 
to chargeable journey es and expences, with abundance of fuch, 4, The 
B.ftu psandthe Court-party to bring about their ends, would bring mat 
ters to fuch a condition, and fuch a neceflitie, and then would make ihofe 
neceflities, that condition of affiires, as a ground of fuch and fuch following 
actions, pleading the necefll ties and the condition of the times as their war- 
rant; fo our Sectaries doe in many cafes, they have by ther policies and 
wayeshindred thcfetlingof Church- Government all this while, and they 
plead the long delay of fet ling it, as a ground to juftifie their gathering Chur 
ches, faying, how manie yeares would you hive us tofhy ? when as in the 
Aflembly, Citie, in all places, by all meanes where they haveanie intereS, 
they retard the work ; and fo if meanes beufed by Petitioning the Parlia 
ment to fettle Church-Government, and tofuppreffethegrest errours,then 
feme of the Sectaries fay and give out, The Army will be offended, when as 
many of the Sectaries have uled all sieancs,and doftill, to bring things to 
things to thatpafle, that we mighr have an Armie under the comman<is,*nd 
In the hands of the Sectaries, though ( blt&d be God ) we have a Noble Ge* 
nerall free from fectirifme and not above one in fix in the Armie that way 
tainted. 4. The Prelaticall faction and that Court-partie were great Inno- 
vatours, given to change, running from one opinion to another, being Ar- 

oiinians as well as Popitb, yeafome of them Socini- 
SS^ftfJS P^s,.nd countenancing fuch, and were ev,ne day 
iwcftamentbMwereof inventing forne new matter in worfhip,. adding this 
that judgment, there be- ceremonieand the other, putting downe feme part of 
orthodox, learned, worfhips, and altering them by fubftituting other j as 
, pioM men, that j n p u ttine down finging of Pfalmts in fome CJhurchey, 
S W 3!S nd " Hyane. , fa pu.ngdowne .11 conceived 

Prayer, and commanding bidding or Prayer, with 
multitude of fuch like: foour Sectaries arc great Innovatours ss changeable 
cs the Moon, bringing into their Chnrchesnew opinions daily ,new practices s 


nunj Erreurs 0ft he Series. 45 

tikinTawsy theolcTufed in all Reformed Churches, ind fubftituting new ; 
taking away of Tinging of Pfalms, and pleading for hy mnes of their own ma- 
kins bringing in anoj nting with oyl, bringing in their la> ing on of hands tc 
rive the Holy Ghoft, with feversll other ftrange wayes and plaices, which 
the Reader (kail find in this following diiconrfe, among the narrations ot 
ir fees and flories. 5 The Prclaticall fadnnand thit Court-Clergie we 
daring bold men,that durft venture almoft upon any thing,upon counfelling to 
prorogue and break up Parliaments in ticnes of danger and diftraftien, up .in 
putting men out of offices and places that were not for their turne, and to 
brinq in others calculated for their Meridian, upon corrupting Religion and 
Lawesat once, breaking in both upon the Truth and the liber tie of the Sub 
let at the fame time, upon any thing or perfon thst flood in their wsy : So 
our Sectaries, many of them are daring men, hare attempted and been upou 
hih bufineffes, about counfelling and drawing up Petitions for idjonrning 
(K they all it) the Aflembly, in a time when the diftradtions of this Church 
re fo infinite, and things founfetled ; as alfo have inferted ftrange paffa- 
ces into other Petitions, which yet have not been prefented, others of the 
company oppofing them ; with feverall other particulars, which would be 
too large now to relate; in one word, there is almoft nothing which they 
have not and dare not venture on, thatftands in their light, and in the way 
of their defignes ; and I may fay of many of the Sectaries (for I do not 
mean all, as I have faid before, fo I fay agiin, there are fome good fouls meerly 
(educed, who are not of the Faction) they have overpaid the deeds of the 
wicked, not only walked after their wayes, nor done after their abominati 
ons, but have corrupted themfelves more than they ; juftified the Biflaops 
and their Faction, by falling into thofe opinions, and doing thofe actions in 
tn high, bold, and open way, which that Faction never durft do for feare ef 
the people. Ntxt, the prefent Malignant* and the Sectaries agree in the gene 
ral! thus, that thorowout the Kingdome, it is now notoriou,that the gretteft 
Malignant* and Sectaries hold together, and vote together againftthe Pref- 
byteriansand the Reformation, in all places and upon all buiine&s, of which 
there are many examples in thechoycc of Burge&s for Parliament, in tha 
Petition prefented in Londtn, at the choyc^ of the new Common- Coun- 
cell, the grandtft Malignant* and the Independents joyned together to oppole; 
and in fome Committees, where men ot both thefe forts are, it is obferved 
alfo : but to come to fome particulars ; The parallel between the preftiit Mt- 
lignants and our grand Sectaries, ftands in thefe ; I The Malignants hsve op- 
poled the proceed ings of Parliament, by preaching and writing books agsiaft 
them, reviling the Houfes, crpecitlly the Hoofc ot Commons, sod mar.y 

J a pirticulat 

A CAtAhgue And Difcwcrie of 

psrticulir worthy Members by name, fpeaking agtinft their Ordinance con- 
ft tutions, as Covenant, Direflorie, Ordinitionfigainft their Pow"r an d Pri 
pledges ; we know what AnUcm that grand Malignant htth done, and ho 
own* books both frorno*/,** and here itZ,W,hath b.en by he m 
nantpartie printed and vented : fo alfo have manie Seftmetf and * fc 
would fill a great book, to bring into one all thefpeeches, with thTpafce, 
in Petitions, Sermon?, Prayers, printed books, that have been ventedigafnft 
Pirliiment, and particular Worthy Members of both Honfes the r 
Power and Power and Priviledges, with their Ordinances and Orders in 
reference- to matters of Religion, as the N.tiomll Covenant, Diredorie 
Ordinance |ainftmens preaching out of Office, the Monethly Faft, the Or! 
mance for Tithes, the Orders and Directions about Claffes, and chufing El 
s j in which Sermons, printed Books, Difcourfes, Petitions, and other 
carnages of the Sectaries, there have been more things vented diftrudive to 
the vene power and nature of Parliaments, undermining the verie root and 
Joundation and a their proceedings in reference to matters of Religion vei 
of jaftice md civil matters, then ever have been by all the Miiigaints Tin ,- 
/Was ever I could heareof ; wuneffs LMurnu booke, with that lately 
come forth, cMd l*K, ffWJ , aj Truth jiftiftJ, all the printed Letters and 
Capers that were printed upon occifion of his imprifonment 5 E*,Un* 
Strthngkt the Ortintmc of Tithes Difmot<d, the Arrtignmtnt of Perfect 
*iw,indlllhis felbwetjIsAftrriw Eccbo, &cc. Turner} Heavenly cohe 
rence for Jw/^//,rcfembliog the Direfarj to the golden C*lves of ]vc& 
Doam, *id Affirming there are untruths, contradictions to the Canonical Serif 
tares, errors, &c. And here I dare be bold to fay, that here have been grea 
ter mfolencies and affronts offered to this Parliament by many of the Se- 
Otries, then ever was to Parliiment in EnjrUndbj any men who lived 
within their power t as for inftance, when Lilfarne was committed to pri- 
Ion, and iuch a Letter was come forth inhisnamaagiinft the Parliimenr 
in fuchan open vile manner, and it fucha time, being prifoner, miny of 
tnc Sefttnw of Jawfowr* met together, and propounded to chufe Lit* 
irliiment ; and that Lilfarne after fo great favour 
jnd mercy (howne him by the Houfe of Commons, after fo high an a*. 
uie of the honourable Speaker, the honourable Committee of Examinations 
yet and of the whole Houfe, as difchtrging him of his imprifonment, without 
either acknowledging the j uftice, or petitioning for the mercy of the Houfe of 
Commons (a favour that I never heard or read of granted to any mm before , 
H >!*/ thou 8 ht ^ been a thing impoffible/even againft the fundamen- 
PjfaK ?f ?{fc Houfe ,,for a min committed by the Houfe upon far 

many Err ours of the Sectaries. 


*L\\b.lnncertcyad Truth } .tftifi-;A,p.ig. 57. / conceive I ma, e 
ji/?/V CA] , without breach ff their I riviledgc; , That I h.iv 9 
uny.isJly dealt with in ml late im^yifjumsnt , ti be imprifoned f f 
contrary to the l^noivnand declared Laves, I have been tfithott f 
either can fit Jbo ivne^or A It-gaUTn.tU Viiie / . 7 i . ." -75- & K . 
you mil fay, the- Heufe of Common; i> nt at lufui - , by tea fun o\ 
rht publics: I anfiver, L jj j then an ho:n<-i time 1W /*/! my 
turne in this particular, and it n very ft range , in fiui y -<t*t* 
Cpacc, fomnch time be found fr cm the pul lt^c to rranf- 
mit my bupnejje ; fure I am they findt tune enough to fit: Is Aid rich places upon firm: of themftlves , and la <J- Y 
tht-m, notnithftanding their own Ordinance tt the contraiy : jv: * 
fr I kittiv fome tf them at this day, hath plurality i>f platii, c - 
yuy the thing I defi: ; of them, is m>re }ujily my /< then ar.y : 
then great pl.ins are theirs, and therefore 1 hope they have n<-: 
h.idcaufe to beangry-Hith me fir craving \uflice at their hands, 
being it was the end wherefore they ivi-rr chofen and truftcd , and 
that which thiy are fnorn to do. Vide pag. 71. fpf aiding ef Jem.: 
pajfiigts in A T,iTliam.T>eclarit. not eafiiy to be forgotten by 
f/jofi that made them, if then be any f;:ir(s -f hontjty inthcir 
hearts, Pag, 21. ffhiih Warrant and Commitment (thoughrxadc 
by a Committee of the Houfe of Common ) < t lie fall .n ali 
the reft, and in my apprehension agairfl the vtry tencur and tin 
tn\( intent and meaning of the Tetitian of Rig it, and fxftffly 
againft theftordi ff the Statute of the 41 of Ed.?. ,Ag.un pf.*. 
57. r ittl have fei>crall times keen imprifoned both by r i;(.o;n- 
nitteei and bytheVitcof the H tuft of t mrnor.; irf.ife, con 
trary to ^fiaivflc Litiv made this pn-fent Tarliameut fc> tii^n,- 
felvet, again-ft which the; f it *t prefent n Or di mate e published 
and declared by them and the Teeres ftr th- cognisance if: 
Ergo, I fay they are tied in }uflice, according to th: ti-n f-r / 
this Laiv, to give merepjtration^ainfl thofe perftns that -we; f 
chiefs instruments, either in Committees , or in the Houfc of 
Commons it filfe, tt vote *nl ta^e .iW4jr my liberty from me , 
ctntrary to t>iis Law : and far my ttvn part I doe expect my re; 
paratien fr my late caufttcjfi molejlations <end irtprifonmints- 
Pa.<9 / Jbali freely declare tht maine reafon which maizes me 
in being true ta my libfrty and f tedome, that in point ef honefly 
I cannot fubmit to that Oath, in th*t I conceive all Lanes and 
Ordinance; in f*ch cafes as tins ij, ought to be ttniverfall t bind* 
a.U, and not fo reftriftiv* <ts the additional Ordinance e$ \Ae::- 
cottttts it, which txcmpttTeeres, Members tf the Houfe of Com 
mons ; for my part I iitdge my felfe at free a. man (though thct* 
Wife I defire not to make compmifins ) at any of them, and I con: 
ceive I ought not to be in bondage to any Law or 0\di/;A>icc that 
they thernfelvei ivtUnot fltnd t. 

know look upon them with 

an evill eye, as the fit ft caufe of all their miferie, and cannot give them a good 
word; and all the world fees how the Sectaries hate the Scots, raife and 
fprcid evill reports upon them, are as thorns in their fides,heavy enemies, ob- 
ftructing them in all places where they hav,: power, deviling al waies to be rid 
of them.andftudy ing what in them lies to make a breach ; I could tell the 
Reader many fpeechf s, ftories of the Sectaries in this kinde in reference to our 
Brethren of Scotland, but it needs not , for they that run may read it. 

3. They 

kite offences, v i hout petiti 
oning to be fet freej fhauld 
yet let forth a * book to all 
the world, jjftifyirg himfclf 
in his former waies , and 
point blink charge the Houfe 
with being mtjttftlj dealt wiik 
inhu late impri(y>tmfxt, im- 
pri/oning him contrarie to tht 
kr.cwnc and declared Lawes ; 
yea further, infeverall phccs 
of his book, after a bold and 
audacious manner abufing 
and bringing in dmgerous in- 
fmuations reflecting upon 

O what unheard of M- 
iignancies are thefe I And fo 
Mr. John Geydvfin in a Ser 
mon hath uttered that againft 
the Parliament & the power 
of it , as opens a gap to all 
fleightifig of their authorise 
and power ; and I b^leeve ne 
ver was there any fuch fpeech 
from any before himfelfe. 
2 The Sectaries and Malig- 
nints agree in being bitter c- 
nemies of our brethren of 
Scotland, and of their Ar 
mies ; the Militants wee 

A Catalogue and Difcovery of 

They agree in this,nther to htveEpifcopal Government m a Tnlrr 

nd hisfellowes, and I thinkelcan prove froTg oc d tad! 

njme them, the SeftirL .s would fty Vo to) thit fome of the 
prime Minifters ,n the way of the See* iuve hid, That VcopdGove m! 
ment and a Toleration of thur way would give them content. The Malignant* 
and Seftiries agree in Independency, the Migrants now turn Indc -pen jits 
.ndprofeffe they are for Independency and for this I co.ld qtjtf Si 
Speeches, ind name fome malignant Minifters, and others of note who are for 
Independency againft Presbytery; but this is now io commonly known, that 
Brtmmciu a man who hath done them many good offic,ind cryeJ up feveril 
ot them, contcffcs in one of his Pamphlets about a fortnight fince, that the 
Mibgnants are turned Independents ; hardly a Malignant Pritft about town 
but is for Independency againft Ptwby t-rie. Li%, The Seftiries agree with 
Ittlitn the Apcftata and fome other enemies of Chriftisns in thefe four thing? 
i, /*/;* wasa great feoffer it the Scriptures, Chrift and Chnftian R?IL 
gton, as ; tcclef. ftories mention ; and mani^ of the Seftiries of our time iro 

^l a xr a Sand ^ ckerSatalhhin ^ thlt are g od > Scriptures, Trinitie, 
ift,Miniftery, Ordinances, whatnot? there was never a greater genera! 
tion ot fcoftcrs at Religion then many of the Sechries of our times witnefle 
manie printed books, as Arraignment of Perfection, and his fellowes the 
Ordinance of Tithes Difmounted, beiides manie fcoffing bookes againft the 

-Theodorct. Hift. Eccief. lik. 3. taf .y. i u li an us S"^?.^? G VcTnm ent, *$ the tWO 

pnmum vetuic, nc GaJilsti ffic aum fidej Se;; 

vatoris noftri confecratos ininc.fpabacjPoeticam, 

Rhetpricam, ut Philpfophicam dit ce-ent. Nam 

npftris ipforum, inpit, penni , uc eft inp ; -overs 

bio, pcrcellimar: iiqmdcm noftrcrum fcripto; 

rum prarfidiis muniti, contra nos beilutn Cuicipi; 

unt. Poftca eciara aiiam tulit kgern, qua mandas 

vie utomnes GaliUijid eft, Canftiani,c miiitia 


* Julian ths tJpcjtat* therefore granted a TolerMtit 

en of tlii liberty of perdition {M Auftin sails it) 

bscAuft he did hope by that mfants to dejlroj Cbrit 

fian Religion, Auguft E p ;ft. 166. lulianus in* 

quit, deicrtor Chrifti, & inimicus, hrecicis lis 

bci-urcmpcrditionis permifu, ettunc Bafilicas 

hzrencis reddidit, quando templa Drmoniis: 

eomocb putaniChriHianunr no:ncn poflc perire 

- 1 - r- ,ijrtMiii i*\/uivu uuijc pern c. 

deter, is ipfi vcritate Ecdcfix de 3 ua lapf ,s fiea 
s-at iuvidercr,ec facrilcj as diflevfiones Jibeiascfle 
permutcret. PrateolnsEJcnch.Hzretic,/.^ a47 , 
lulunus Aretium authored ec dtKem h*re/i^ 
Ennomii et i n 
bemgiuj Jutai* 

Brethrens MS, with others of that 
kinds, a. * lulian was a great enemy 
to the learning of Chnftians, ufcd all 
means to overthrow learning ; f do 
manie Seftiries in our time. 3 , He at 
tempted to get thfljf/j/f/Mout of the 
hands of the Orthodox Chriftims, as 
Tbeoderet in his Eccief. Hiftorie rela- 
tdh : and the Sedsries have and do ufe 
all meanes within thdr power to get 
the Militia out of the hands of the 
Orthodox into their hands fblely, of 
which I could tell tales. 4 " ixlu n 
was the great patron of Toleration for 

all Sed >,Donatifts,Arians,Eunomians, 
he was the great man for Ittmtt 

Errettrs eftbe se^^rie 

, ww Cts^^^ calls iO the Do- 
nttifts fled to him, hec give them pu 
like liberty of Chirches , hce called 
backe from binifament *St 
reat leader of the Eunomian her 
nd whether ill the ft ft$ >re not agvce( 
with him in that , as alio wit 
l,ns mother wicked Etrperoar, whc 
was for 1 deration of all but the < 
thodcx, I leave to their own confcien- 

vie et public* veftura rcduxit : Epifcopo, juN 

f,as redireperrmfu. Atquc id ilk non milcric 
SSftdt ficV. c.llise.ecAJcdurEp.i opos.n. 
ftcommittensadimeftinu-n armarec brtlum , 
fui, i-fadifsidiis Ec^lcfia labrfaftarecur. c 
K,r Valeria <7r /r^* / * < * 
r / <^;Hs; : .t W Hf*thw t tut w * r-" 1 / 
71 ZrbtOtthoJox. Theodore:. HiftEcckf. 
/ii 4 rap.--. ValcHsimpunitatemconcelsit Ocn; 
tihbas, ImUis. C : ahis quibufquc yui nomen 
Ch-iitianum fibi a .Vumcmc-, doftriram Evangelio 
rcpi-nantein przd cabanr : 5ol.:s autem Aroftc* 
lici doftriirt propugnacoribus ty aiunn ilte -,c Iv = 
ftem prsbuic. 



and the 

eceeded h.t P rr portion which Ut fi.ft in.rnded when I kp 
1 fh.Il do th f n in point ot ptrdld, h but to hmi a Jew th,ngs { whca 
fheRetder to cbferve) ot .he dift.-tenee inthewniigeind behtviouc 
hefefoureyeues lift p.ftUlongof the Prwbvtetitns both to the Honou- 

!,bU Houfes, ud the Seflarics ; .nd of the Scflat to the .nd 
!he PrMbvH >>ns ; ind for the truth of whI fty.Idire ippe.1 to all the 
wctW yeMndtotheeonftieneei of minyfeft.rkthemfclYei. Though the 
Presbvtethn pittyfrom the beginning of the diffsrenea between the King 
,ndl iSent, among thofe who proftfli to ft.nd for Reformation and for 
Jhep r!i.mcnt h,thb?en,,nd ftillh (without ,ncompe) the greater pnt 

of both Kineaornes, the body of both Afferobliei and Minifterj, the body of 
the people in Citks ind Countries Cefpecially of perfons eminent mphce nd 
ouaMtv) yes, and the Parliiments too, (ot the Parlumem atSculad 
SSSnoqnefMon;; *** Pa.Uamentof |/W alfo, theradnee had with 
the Afiembly.hathdeclared for Presbytery, having voted and formed into 
Orders Directions, and Ordinances, fever.ll parts and pieces of Presbyteri- 
dlffiovetnment , yet for ,11 this have not the Presbyterians taken upon 
them to fet up the Government in that manner and way as they conceive a 
iudce to be nToft sgreeable to the word, dr wing in the peopie with t, 
havt waited upon the Parliament att this wh,ktor the leifogot the < 
addr t fiir.e thernfelves in mod humble manner, by way or pe 
that both Afferobly, C.,urt of Common Council, Minifters, people ; r 
whenfo B :eii3iM their hopss havebsen deferred bcjondailcxpeftuion, a 

5 o A C uttabg at find D, rh of 

. v;< ;;. t wi .a Ivsnc dsiappotntments and! difcouragemems in fhc.r 
joi?, klUng the Oiurch, ssby a vote palT d againft one Petition before it was 
pieAr-itd, a> m^ll trar.ks given fo; another, and little refpeft fh-,vtM rot 
thi,^ j -irfi icstht !*( cluiesj/,1, lur-g over them and their Petitions, brand:.!. g 
their* i*i Pulpits, i i the weekly News-books, and in their daily difcounes,not- 
withitanding whir, t-v -r they might concave of ncgL fts and hard ufage on the 

one hand, and of great abufe of them by the Stftiries on the other hand, yet 
they have taken all patiently, waiting ftil!, petitioning ftill bail humble and 
thinkfull manner, forbearing to print what was prefented ( though there wis 
coCVdernor command againft itj out of their tender rcfpeftof giving any 
cfFence, or difpleafing the Parliament (though in themeine ti;ne they fu&red 
much by mil-reports of their proceedings, both for matter and manner : ) 
The Presbyterian partic ( though the Affembly of Divines, thereprefentative 
body of theCitie, the Court of Common- Councell, the Minifterie of the 
Kingdome, thoufands and ten thoufands of godly well aflfjfted perfons, the 
Kingdome of Scot /and, yea ail the Reformed Churches own that way J hath 
not upon the fore- named thing? and others fas the not giving leave upon a Pe 
tition to print an Anfwcr to the Remonftrance of the Independents,in which 
the A(tembly is extremely wronged ) broke out either againft the Parliament, 
faying they will fight no longer, &c. fpeaking their pleafure of them, drawing 
up all their grievances to a head, and fetting them forth in print; oragiinft 
particular Members, falling upon them by name, making them to beknowne 
to the world, whom they conceive and have been informed of, to be the 
great hinderers of their defires, and fticklcrs agiinft them ; but even as be 
comes Chriftians have taken all patiently, waiting upon God and the Parlia 
ment. And as the carriage of the Presbyterian hath been thus in all humble 
dutie and high refpscl: to the Houfes of Parliament, and everie Member in 
their places (for I have not yet heard of any Presbyterian that hath fingled 
out any one Member by name, to abufe him in print> asfome Seifhries have 
done, both particular Members, and the whole Hofc of Commons) fo hath 
it bsen with all love, brotherly kindnefle, tenderneffe, refpsft and forbearance 
to the Sectaries ; and confidering that the Presbyterians were, as I have 
fliewed before, both of theMinifters and people ftanding for Reformation, 
the body of both Ktngdemes, having the command and power of the pulpits, 
fo great an intereft in the people, &c. their love and forbearance to the Secta 
ries hath been admirable ; when the Independents were but few, tnd other 
Sectaries a (mall number, in the firft and fecond yeare of this Parliament, fotna 
halfeafcoreordozenMinifters, three or foare hundred people, the Presby 
terians gave them the rieht hand of fellowship, admitted them to their mee 


Errnrs tftbe setftrics. 5 1 

tings, opened itui* pjjpudoores, unto them, (hewed ill brotherly refpcft 
of love ind kindnefle to them, even more then to moft of their own wty con- 
defcendingto fuch a motion, as to forbeare preaching and printing agiinft 
their opinions and way, making them ("who were fo fmall and inconfi- 
derable a party ) as it were an cquall partie, putting them into the balance 
with themfeUes; they appeared not to hinder their being chofen to bee 
generall Lecturers, for this City in feverall great Churches : and as at 
firft, fo all along they have been tender and refpeftfull of them in Affembly, 
City, and in all cafes, (i; faring them to grow up to thoufands; andnotwiih- 
ftanding breach of agreements, drawing away their people, preaching agaii -ft 
them in their own Pulpits, many high and ftrange cnriages,yet ftiliufmg 
all faircncffe and love, hoping by brotherly kindnefff, forbearance and * 
thorow Reformation in the Church, ( wherein they have been willing upon 
all occafions to gratific and have refpcft to their confciences) at laft to 
Jjave gained them. O? J OthefaitntulntfT, dutifulnefle, patience, iong- 
fuftvring, forbearance of the Prisby tcritns ; their dutifulnefle, and patience in 
waiting upon the Parliament ; their fiithtulnefle in not abating in their 
zcale and refpefh to them ; O their love, kindnefle and tendernefte to the In- 
dependents, yea to other Sedu ies alfo who have had fomething of Chrift and 
grace in them,-and have not fallen into errours and blafphemiss, razing the 
foundation. But now on the other hand the Sectaries (though i contemp 
tible number, and not to be named at the fame time with the Presbyterians) 
have not waited upon the Parliament and Atfembly for the Reformation, 
but preached againft it, and ftirred up the people to imbody themfelres,and 
to pyne in Church fellowship , gathering Churches, fetting up Indepen 
dent Government , rcbsptiziug and dipping many hundreds ; and upon 
any thing that hath been voted by the Affombly , Parliament, that hath 
en fled them (though alas, few Orders or Ordinances which have refe 
rence to the Stfttrries, or are againft their minds, have little life in them, or 
ire put into execution ; witnefle that Ordinance againft mens preaching 
who ire not ordained Minifterj, witnefle that Ordinance about Ptinting, 
cum mnhis *liu t Lay-men never preaching fo much, nor fo openly as fince tha 
Ordinance, and all kind of erroneous wkked books printed, di peHed as much 
ts before, they have put forth broksagiinlt the Parliament, Affembly, preach 
ed sgamft them, and their proceedings,the Direct ?rie, Ordinance againft prea 
ching of perfons not Ordained, <r. talked their pleafure, that they would lay 
down Arms,that the King would give them a Toleration, that thefe procee 
dings would difcounge the Army , and fuch like ; they have not forborn prin 
ting of Anfwers to books, PetitJont,pi(TagQi in Letters, or other things which 

K might 

A GrtAUgut And Difctvcrit tf 

might onke for theircaufe, becaufe tha Parliament did not like them or hid 
forbid them, there s nothing that may maka for tha furthering of their wav 
but they do it, Parliament, Affembly, Citie, Kingdome fay whit they will to 
the contrary And as their urriage hath been thus to the Parliament, fo thev 
hate and do all kind I of wayes within their power, wrong and abufe the sod- 
ly Orthodox Miniferi and people, vilifying, flighting, and fcorning them. 
raifingup all kinds of ef ill reports, andcafting reproaches on themf rcqui 
ting them tor all their love and kindneffe, with preaching agjinft them in their 
o wne pulpits, dealing away their people from them,hbe>uring by all means in 
places where they have any power or intereft, to keep good Miniftcriout of 
fuch Churches, and Presbyterians out of all offices and employments- vea 
in many places where they have power, they ftudy and watch to throw out 
by one wile or other, godly Mini fters who are againft their way, detaining 
their dues, vexing of them, and making their lives bitter unto them domi 
neering and abufing the godly Orthodox partie, yea, ufing all policie and in- 
duftneto get them felves into all chiefe places of power and com mind that 
fo they may trample upon and crufti them. O had the Series b--en h the 
phce of the Presbyterians, and the Presbyterians in theirs, and they fo 
dealt with by the Presbyterians, as the Presbyteriins have been by them I 
know what they muft have expected from them : Idareappeale to everie 
ordinarie common underftanding , ye* , to the confcience of the Sectaries 
themfelvcs, whether if they had had the Parliaments of both KWdomes 
the Affemblies and Miniftcrs, the Churches and Pulpits, the representative 
bodv of this Citie ; and the people and wee had been as few as they were 
in the three firft ycaresof the Parliament, would they have fuffered us to 
preach in their owne Churches againft them and their way, to have from 
time to time confuted their Doctrine, to have preached up another Govern 
ment and way, againft what the Parliament had voted and was a felling, to 
have enjoyed fpeciill Lectures in principall places, to promote a way con- 
traneto theirs, to have drawne away theirpjopk and maintenance from 
them, to have fallen upon the prafticeof fetting up Prebyteriall Churches 
and Government, Claflicall, Synodicall, in Citie, Countrey, to have prin 
ted freely againft their way, and ufed allmeanes to have rendred them odious 
among the people, would they have fate ftill, and gone without places and of 
fices of honour, power, profit, andfufrered the Presbyterians afmallparti-, 
to get into Court, Armies, Committees,^, toincreafeto focha number, 
fuchaftrength and head, as to po&fle rnoft places of command in the field, 
andintheftroogeft Garrifonsand Forts? a salfo Civil! offices both of power 
>and profit, yea, to have a plurtlitie of places and offices ? Would the Sc<5h- 


**; Errwrs tf the Setftrt ts. 5 3 

ries, if they hid bee n two * powerfull Armies, confi- * The setl*>ies, tfa 

fling of Commander! and Souldiers for their wiy, ** f v ma k* b *t * fifth 

under enerals after their owne heart, hare born thofe P********** **$> 
things at the hands of Presbyteri.ns, which Presby. 

tcriins have done from them ? O no, they would ne- ny touch of Scfttrfrme, yet 
ver have endured the hundredth part of thofe wrongs, wfrebaw infblcntfbmeef 
difcouragements , injuries; had the Affembly confi- ****& been of late, 
fted of Independents, excepting a matter of eight or ;?f ;V? * ther fih>(s. 
nine Presbyterian, would they have endured thtt,.nd w*Z" 
put up that from the Presbyterian pirtie,ts the Affem- cbnb government, 
bly hath done from the Independent? fu flared them *oM tbeyfriftht 
to (pin out time (o long, to /peak thofe things in the a * m J * ho y f 
Afombly fomeof them have j and in flead of bringirre ** ! >* 
in (according to Order) the whole frame of their ^ 
judgements concerning Church-government in a bo 
dy , with their grounds and reafons, to bring in a Remonftrance, cafting dirt 
upon them and their proceedings ? Would they in Nen-EngUnd endure ons 
or more Presbyterians to live among them, and to go up and downe their 
Couritrey, and in chiefe Towns and places to preach againft,cry downe their 
Churches and Church-government, and to extolland cry up a contrarie way, 
as Mr. Pfttrstnd others do here ? For mine owne part I an confidently per- 
(waded, and fo I beLeeve are all wife men that have obferved the waies of the 
Sedaries, that if they had been in the place of the Presbyterians, having had 
their power, namber, authoritie, and the Presbyterians had been a fmall num 
ber as they were, and foould have tftered to have done but the twentieth psrt 
of that in preaching, writing,^, againft them, wkich the Seftiries have done 
igiinft the Presbyterians, they would have trod them downe as mire in the 
ftrcet, carting them out with fcorn before this time of day, not hive fuffcred 
a Presbyterian to preach among us, or to have been in any pltce or office, mili- 
tane or civill, but all would have been (hut up in prifons, baniflied, or elfe hi 
ding them(elves in holes and corners : many godly perfons in fome phces ha 
ving much ado now to hold up their heads, to lire by them, to preach quietly, 
to go ftfely in the ftreets, and to be quiet in their houfes. And for conclufion 
of the difference in the carriage and behaviour of the Presbytc rims and the 
Sectaries, the righteous Lord judge between them, and recompence to the 
Presbyterians according to their kindnefle, love, peaceablenefle, forbearance 
indrighteoufnefle; and theLord forgive the Sedarks, and turn their hearts, 
and caufe their foliy, inlolencies, unrighteoufncfle, and un/uft dealings with 
their brethren, to be fo manifeft tothemfelves and all men. as they miy pro 
ceed no further. K a 

54 A Catalogue and Difcwtry $f 

Now for the particular practices of the Sectaries they are many, indit 
would require a Tradhte by it felfe to fet them downe j indeed I hardly know 
anyftrange practice that hath reference to their waves, but fomc or other of 
theai are guiltie in one kind or another. Mod of their practices and wayes 
*> may be referred to thefe ten heads ; i To loofneffi and libertie in life and con- 
^Hverfatipn. 2 To covetoufntfle, ambition, and felf-f eeking. 3 To policies and 
fubtiltie. 4 To aft venefle, fedulitie and mmblenefe in the profccution of their 
Way* 5 To tusnultuoufneffe, diforder and confufion. 6 To the difturbance 
and ovei throw of ceconotticall, ecclcfijfticall, and politicill relations and go- 
yernment. 7 To mfolencies, pride, and arrogancie, 8 Tonclsofimmodefty 
and incivilitit . 9 To power and will, carrying all before thex, and thro -ving 
downe all that Hands in their way, 10 To hypocrifc under pretences of pie- 
tie atid holinefle. 

Now for the particular practices of the Sectaries, I had drtwne np many, 
to the number of feventie , and provided for everie pradicd inftanccs for 
proofe, and upon fomeof them I could write a large difcourfe, even a book 
uponfeverali of them; as of their behaviour and carriage towards rh< Par 
liament, theKingdome of ScotUnd, the Aflembly of Divines theCitieof 
London, the Mimfterie of England, yea of all the Reformed Churches, as of 
their fetking and getting into all forts of offices and places they are any way 
capable of (being Sequcftratours, Collect >urs,, Survcyours, Ex 
citers, Cuftomers, Secretaries, Clerks, &c. getting places h Court, great 
Townes, dwelling in fequtftred houfes freely, procuring A rcares, &c. not 
imanalmoft of late coming into anyplace or office, but an Independent, or 
Indepeodentifli, there being no kind or fort of preferment, employaiL nt B 
plice, but fome or other of that way enjoy) as of their plotting and la ouriug. 
from the firlt yeire of the wars, to get into their hands the fwo- d and p t >wer 
of Armes, by having a confiderable Army, which they might look upon 
more particularly, as theirs, and of their way, by atte.npting to remove and 
heave atmany gallant Commanders,. to get the cooimind of the ft-ongtfl 
Garrifons and places, yea to make To wnes of confeqjence that were no Gar- 
rifons to htve been Girrifons, as Tarmonth ; but I am neccflltired fo divers 
reafons, to pafle by wholly for the prefent many of thdr p adices, snd others 
to name only, defiring the Reader ashee goas abng, tofupply the deFt(5l s . 
by calling to mind ail particulars he kno wes and hath heard of upon the fevs- 
rall heads. 

i. Pr*%ic-f. They ufeto afcribe and attribute all the fnccefle of things, all 
that is done in field , at Leaguers, all viftyries, brave actions, to their partie 9 . 
Drying the^ up in BulpitSjNevvS bookSjConferenceSyCaiiing them the UvJours 

many Err wrs of the Sectaries. cr 

f the Kingdomes j and for this purpofc they htve certaine men that ire 
Criers and Trumpeters between the Armie, Citie, and Countrey, who 
trumpet forth their praifcs, giving them the titles of Terrible, &c. a large 
book would not containe the rth ion ofr all the viftorids, glorious aftions ex 
ploits hiving been given to the Armiecaik-d ludependenr. 

Prtfftct. Tney gi>e out and boaft their partie to t>e more ind greater 

, , , g men, were ters, an 

be theirs : yea, that the Aifcinbly, the French Churches, the Com- 
iLiflionersof the Church o^ ScnUnd thought well of their way ; and fo of 
particular perfons that are p;ime men, they naye given out, as if they were 
orare coming over to them. Some of them have bragg d that Sir Tkomu 
jF4*Vfr*,tht valiant vicarious Commander in chief of the Parliiment Forces 
began to have fome glimmering of new light ; and I can prove Letters have 
been written i v,-r ro fume of thtir partie in Holland. 
that Mr. M**fk* was turned Independent - they 

ufe to boaft of M f.i.nds in the o fe of Com ffl 

rnons, and they will acquaint their friends in the **wdtome, the Gentle- 
Houle ot Commons ; and they brag of a Toleration mM lt "bom fab *tws 
giving out their frkncfs in the Houfe of Commons, ** **l**ii*. 
havefaid they flull htve a Toleration ; and they boaltthus to awe perfons, 
nd to madmen afraid to fpeak .giinft them, or to oppofe them ; but rather 
hereto than wh, * eio power full, and have fo many on their fide. 
3. Prtgic*. T hey appropriate to themfelv^s the name of the godly and 
Wtll-affcfted panic, the tide of Saints, calling themfelves the Saints, that 
icy only p, t ach Jeluf Chrift, and though they be Anabaptift*, Seekers tf* 
> et ; Slinr$: t^-is is common in printed Books, Pdtitions, Ser- 

)jlcourfes; what, fp.ak againftthc Saints? be igiinft Toleration 
rortheSun ? meaning themielfcs only . 

4 : Pr*nire They pretend one thing, when they intend quite another, 
ndinsufuallf rthem to pretend the publike good, the benefit of the State 
When it i$ c v dent they intend their o^ne intcreft, and ftreng^hen of their 
wrtic; th, v pretend peace, bve, forbearing of all names of difference, to 
the Presbyterians (ccure, negligent, and Co foifctre all means of fetling 
gs, wd yet at the fame time go quite contrarie, ufing all means and waie! 
tor p.- omoting their own partie, as they did after the lofll- of L-icefter. 

< r^u" thcj fd / moft faultiein.that they will charge up- 
oo others, the Prcsby terua Mujfter^ and people, as making divi(ions,e wtn- 


5 6 A Catalogue *nd &i [civ trie of 

ting love, as breaking the peace, and caufing mif- rules, tumults as be guilty of 
perfecution, when as tis evident to all the world, they are moft faulty in thcfe 
particulars, and in many more, and for the proof of it I Ibuld dsnaonftrate it 
in a hundred inftanceS. 

6 t P rattle f. They doonptirpofe (having got Churches void) keeps mi- 
nie Churches without Minifters, feeke out for ncne> ftop fall they cm) Or 
thodox Minifters from coming in, which they do for two reafons, i . That 
fothey may pay no Tithes: 2. That fothey may have the liberty of the 
Pulpits for ail kindc of Sectaries, and mechanic * preachers, who come from 
London, the Armies, and other places to preach in and corrupt the people, 
ind that the people being as fheep without a fhepherd, may be more eafily 
now drawne away to error and fchifme; and of this praftice there are many 
fad examples in Hartfordfiire, Bucking, Efex, and that in Come great rmr- 
ket-townes, as Chcfl>*m t where thousands of fouls are. 

7. Prattice. They have laboured and do by all waies to have no Church- 
government at all fetled in this Kingdome, but to keep it out. Or fecond- 
ly, if there muft be any, yet to have a defective, imperfect loofe Government 
and Reformat ion, that may not be able to do the worke,that fo others may 
f all cff to their way the more; and for proof of this, they have refufed to 
joyn for a pure full Reformation in points according to their own principles, 
that fo one good might not hinder a greater good (as was expreffrd) and 
haveoppofed to the utmoft a thorow^PresbyteriallReformatian. 3. They 
have laboured to get a Toleration granted before the Government be fetled, 
to get an exception before the rule was made, and if once they had gotten 
that, let the Presbyterians get the Government then when they could, and 
this they ftirred in, and fought to effect laft winter. 4. Seeing they could 
not do this, but this policy was efpied, they labour for a Toleration together 
with a Reformation, that the Church-Government and a Toleration might 
be borne and brought forth together as twins in one day, and fo go hand in 
hand, and this they are labouring for now, the monfter of Telerat ion concei 
ved in the wombe f the Sectaries long ago, they having gro wne big with it 
everfince, arc now m traveil to bring it forth, and till they could be ready 
and get things fitted for a Toleration, they beftirred themfelves ibagiinfl the 
London Petitions, that of Sept ember, thote of November, left Government 
Ihould be fetled before t Toleration, and therefore one of them faid to feme 
Citizens , why fhotild you bee fo hafty for Government, cannot you (lay a- 
while ? how long faid they ? To fpring, faid this Se<5hrie, hoping their tole 
ration bufmetfe would be readie by that. 

8, Pr*8icf In Come Parifli- Churches where the Sectaries are put in, 


many Err ours tf the Sentries. 5 7 

they have putdowne all finging of Pfalms, as at Elfljm CWr,&. ^ w . 
rie in H*rtford~&me, and will not fuf&r the Parishes to enjoy any fmginz 
ofPfalms; and in other place*, they begin to put down all Prayer in the 
pubhkc Aircmblic-J, and to fay there muft be onely difcourfing and prea 
ching; and in places where they cannot prevaiie to (hut out finging of 
Pitlmes, they In a contemptuous manner cUpon their hats, in the time of 
finging of Pftlms, and having been pull d erf, put them on again- yea in pray 
er alfo many ofr them keep on hats. 

9. Frtftice. They fend forth into fev.-rall Counties of this Kinedome 
from their (Shurches in ZW, asChurch-tfts, fcverall Emiffirfci mem! 
bers of their Churches, to preach and fprcid their errours, to dip, to gather 
and fettle Churches; they are not content with their owne meetings on 
Lords- daies, week- daics, keeping confhnt Ltfturcsin fet plices, for all to 
come to that will thereby poifoning many in the City, but they endeavour 

leavening of all the Counties, as I might give infhncei of L*m t KifKn, 
with many others fcnt abroad, yea, of fome fcnt into the North asfarrc 

IS Trk(. 

m 10 They have appointed and kept Difpufations from towne totowrw 

in f fT n i C t S. r vln g u ut fhe thne, places indqueftions they willdifpute 
of, as of Pocd,biprifme,theMimltery O f the Church of England &c and 
agreeamong themfelves that fome of them (hall f cetn to be for PaJobap- 
tifme, and m the difputation tij maintained at firft eagerly by fome of their othersof them whooppofeit - but then after^onTand Jre t 
dilputatian at laft they confefTe they are by the evidence of truths Evinced 
and before all the people, g, ve glorie to God that now they fee the ruth- 
whereby the people feeing them whopleadedfor Pcedobaptffml confS 
their errour and yeeldmg, ^they knowing nothing of this precontract and d/ 
ceu) they alo (tumble, queftion and fall ; yea, and to fprd efr er ou i 
the more in fome great to wne where fome of theSeftifias bing fouldiers 
r .ff^T/K. 6 : d the y hsv * d ^ theufeoffeverall houfes of perfons 

^ L!f fn w . emj n f :n L C Chrifti n$ miskt meet to confer to- 
t contenting themfdves to reafonin thehoufe where 

belsrg!r to hold mxny, but to get 
T.fls ths Deoolewith thrir 

: hare fallen out and do in the Kingdomes, of Vifto- 
f n If 1 P r / X l / lanc , c s > p ^"ions, Adions, Death of particular p-rfons 
of all matter ,n Church, Stu e , Parliament, A(Tembl/, City, they mak?uf 
of it one w^ cr other u> further their dcfigne, and turne it fXfathl 

5 8 A Catalogue axd Difrwtn of 

ring of their way, tnd againft the Presjyteriail Government, as the bufintflfe 
of Demtington Caftle, asthelofcof Lcietfttr, upon that framing a Petition 
to adj )urna the Afcmbly , with other particulars which I cannot now 

12. Some of the Se<5htks plead miracles, revelations, vifions, for their 
way, and to confirme their doctrine, as fome Anabaptifts at Terke for their 
rebaptizition, that being baptized in the winter in the river Ottfe the water 
was as hot as if it had beene in the midft ot fumtner j as healing the ficke 
with the anointing of oyle ; as giving out, Chrift appeared to an Anabsptift, 
and forbade her to baptize her child, of which the Reader may read more in 
the fecond Letter. 

13. They are wont upon the coming forth of books againft their way, 
which they fee take with wife men, and for which both their opinions and 
themfelves fuf&r, to give out they ftnllbeanfwtred, and are anlwering of 
them, to keep the people in heart till they be forgotten, and the (p^ech of the 
booke over, of which I could give many inftances ; and fo upon the new Mo 
del! (when in fttsd of bringing that in to the Affembly, they brought in pre 
tended reaions why not) they fuffcred much, in the tftcem of all unprejudiced 
men, fpcaking they durft bring in none becaufe of the weakneffe of their way; 
then levet all Stctuie* gave it out in many places and to many (as I can prove 
it, and name pcrfons tooj that the Modell was a printing, it waf certainly in 
the prcfle, and all the world fhould fee it. 

14. They have done and practiced many ftringe things in reference to bap. 
tifme of children, drefling up a Cat like a child for to be baptized, inviting ma 
ny people both men and women as to baptizing of a child, aid then when 
neighbours were come, having one to preach againft bap-ziog of children; 
they have baptized many weakly ancient women naked in rivers in winter, 
whereupon fome have fickmd and died; they have baptized young maidi, 
Citizens daughters, about one and two a cbck in the morning, tempting them 
out of their kathers houles it midnight to be baptized/ the parents being afleep 
and knowing nothing. 

15. They ufe to give great and glorious names, iwellmg Titles, to their 
books they fet forth, *$,Inoeencj and Truth Triumphing tcgttker, as, Truth 
glorioxfly appearing, &c. asalfo to their erroneous Doctrines laid down in 
their books, caftingupon Truths of God odious names, a< Tiff forming of 
isfntichrifi>Difcoverjof thcmttnoffin, &C. their books being juft like the 
<sgjpti*n Temples, whole outfides were beautifull and glorious, having the 
infcription of a Deity upon them, but within noLhing but a Crocodile,an Ape, 
sn Onion, or ioJic fuch vile mean creature. 

i6\ They 


if. Trey are- extreamly full of partiilify in ill their wiieS, not tllowing 
that to others (though far mere confidenble for quality, dignity) which them- 
ftlves ordinarily do, ipeaking againft that in others wtoch they daily praft fe, of 
\vhich I will give a few inftinces ; they have cried out in Pulpits, Pamphlets, 
difcourfes, of the Citizens, Common Ccuncell, Minifters,for petitioning to fet 
tle Government,or humbly reprefenting their dcfireJ :O tis an interp >fing,med- 
Iing, anticipating, and I know not what 1 when as a few Se Varies, Lilburne and 
his fellowes, can appoint meetings,and g" ve notice to manie to come to them at 
fuch times and places, and draw up Petitions, and that ftrange ones too, medl ng 
with manie things before the Houfes, and in debate not determined, and agaiult 
the known Privilcdges of the Houfes, of which I might give manic inftancts ; as 
ifter the loffc of ></-, in the meetings of the Sextants, this was one of tha 
cltufes of their Petitions, to name fuch and fuch members of the Houfe of Com 
mons to be t Comittee for the raifing of the Counties, and appointing Comtnsn- 
ders, but oppofed by fome godly Orthodox Citizens (who faw their drift, and 
obferved well whom they named) as being againlt the Privileges of Parliament^ 
for them a few private perfons to nominate a Committee of the members of Par. 
liament,as alfo that the Afletnbly might be adjourned; thus one of the Pamphlets 
tells us among his Newes, that inferiour Rtpicfenta- , . 
tivcs (which no man of undemanding can interpret of K77^Ttfi. "* 
inie but the Common- Councell o! Ltndon) muft bee 
wary of medling or interpofing by Petitions , or gathering together, bat leive ill 
to the Parliament; but now the Sectaries foure or five hundred of them they 
may meet together, interpofe, reprefent, may fpeak their pleafures of tnd arraign 
the Parliament, Committee of Examinations, M.Speaker, ind other Members 
of the Houfe, as they did after JLiV^rir/ committing, and the Intelligencer will 
not difciplinethem. Again, they may print, preach, fpeak againft Affembly, Mi- 
nifterie, for Independency, againft Presbytery, and what not? and yet if my 
of them be queftioned, or book flopped at preflVtis perfection, and they can 
not be heard, nor have liberty to fpeak for their way; whereas the fame men ufc 
all means and waies againft Presbyterians, preaching, printing, yea labouring to 
hinder their putting forth of Anfwers and calling in Anfwers made; yea endea 
vouring to trouble thofc who Licenfe books againft their waies : as for inftancc, 
the Aflembly being falfly and fcandaloufly dealt with in a Pamphlet intit. A - 
py of a Remoflrance lately delivered to the tsiftemblj ; the Sectaries have ufed 
all their friends to hinder the printing of the Aflemblks Anfwer: fo manic of 
the Seftaries at their meetings drew up a Petition to the Houfe of Com* 
mons," to have Mr. Prjnns and Dr. B*fi*icks bookes called in, tnd 
that Houfe to declare their fenfc gainfl them , and that no fuch 


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books might be writ igainft the godly wdl-*ff d:dptrrie, undertfeem ncof A- 
nabaptifts, Bnvvnifts, Independents, and a Urge fcfiedub wts annexed to the 
Petition, of iff ufivepjflagcsthat were in M. ?>;*/ and D.^/fftr/c^bo ik (I 
think ere long they will dare to petition, that no man (hall prcsch agtinft an Ana. 
baptift, or name a Stftirie, or fpeakea word for Presbyteric, but themftlv^s 
may preach, pjint, and fay what they lift: ) And fo in theca(eof the Letter of 
the City Minifters to the Aft mbly agiinft Toleration, and in other b"ok$ ; yet f 
ind in Sermons that have been aga nft the feds, they have threatned and endea 
voured to trouble and queftion the Ltcenferitnd Preachers. 

17. They are full of plots and pro/efts tor their way, and increafing their 
party, they ha veal wales defignes on foot, they do nothing, nor propound no 
thing but theres fome defigne or other in it, they are big with many at once, 
that if one take not another may, if one miff- they prefently ftart another, of 
which I could give manie inftances, and (how how the hand of loab hath been 
ind is where tis little thought j they ufe other men upon other interefts and ends 
to do their worke, they have waief colhterelly and indirectly to eflfcft theic 
worke, when it would be marred if they went in re ft a line* : they cm and 
ordinarily do go about to deftroy bufineffes they fecme to plead for, by pro 
pounding and putting upon ways to eflfeft it which they know are not feafible. 

1 8. They have and do when put upon prefent exigents, y eeld to and forbear 
things for the prefent, and fometimei in appearance will (eeaie to go far with 
you, and arc content to lofe the fore- game, that they may play the aftergame 
better and recover all; they will fometimes appeare to be yours fully till they 
have ferved their turne, giving place for a time , but ftill waiting opportu 
nities, and working in the mean time all they may, and when they have coun 
ter workt, they will fetch all about agiin another way, and make void all they 
feem d to grant you ; and of this there are too many examples among the Sefta- 
ries, inanieof them taking the Nationall Covenant for that infttnt nectfiuy, 
that they might worke fo as in time to deftroy the end and intent of it , and 
yeelding fome arguments and debates fbs the prefent , to effect their owns 
ends afterwards. 

ip. They have been and are PolupragmaticaU, indefatigably aftive, ftirring,, 
reftlefle night and day, in City, Countrey , in all places having their agents to doe 
their worke and promote their caufe : their eyes are intent upon every thing 
that may make for them or againft them, and they have a hand in every thing, 
they are men of a hundred eyes and hands, out-acting, and out. working all 
the Presbyterians, they deale with this mm to take him off, and worke with a- 
nother to qualific him ; they have got moft of the weekly writers of Ncwes to 
plead their Caufe, commend their pcrfons, cry up their aftions; they havefent 


many Err our 5 gf the Sett tries. 

Eamiaries to kvcrall Count rcyes, to preach, carry Letter*, dcale witli perfons 
for chufing of Burgefles in Parliament fer their way, as M.Peter s and others- 
they obferve all mens tempers, humours, and accordingly dtale with them al 
focne with offices and places, fome by holding out principles luin ng theirlufts. 

20. They deiperately cenfure and judge all men, both their eftatcs and action j, 
who are not for them, they prefemly unfaint them, and men fall from grace ipfi 
fiftoby preaching or writing bookes againft their errours, as M.Prjnne, making 
him worfe then the late Archbi&op of Canterbury, and fo one M.f.for writing 
againft them ; they ufe this phrafe (fometimes accounted a godly man) and of 
M.ex/^they have not only in J?^/<iW laboured to blaft him by their ccnfures 
and reports, but writ over into Holland, that fince he appeared againft them, God 
had evidently blafted him, and taken away his gifts; and lately upon reports (rai- 
fed by them no doubt) that I was dead (though there was not the leaft colour for 
it, not being fick at all,) they gave it out, it was Gods juft Judgement upon me 
to cut me off, for preaching and writing againft the Independents; tnd atth 
fame time they gave out, that M.C*/4; had broken his arme, and D. Ttvifc I 
dying ; O faith oneof their Doctors of Divinity, you may fee the juft hand of 

God againft the Pfe5byterians,M.</>r4r^ dead, M.C4/4wiV/ arme broke,andD. 
Twiffe a dying, fo that if thefe things had been thus, we may fee how they would 
have judged it ; and if fuch things had fallen to fome of us, which fcave to many of 
the feftarics (which Iname not to upbraid them with,but to fliewthem their own 
folly,) as that by the plague of peftflence our children two at a time had been ta 
ken away, as M.GW;/ wa upon the making his houfe a meeting for the Se 
ctaries, and fome of our eyei put out by a Pike in the ftreet, as one of Liltmmt 
was, immediately upon his Letter coming forth againft U.Prynne and the Aifem- 
bly ; and our wives ftark mad, as M.Pcters wife, wee might have expefted as 
bad books written of us, as were written by the Papifts of Luther tnd Calvin. 

2 1 . They take upon them more places then they can or do difcharge, and bear 
the names of fome places which they feldome officiate, and have laboured to add 
more places to thofe they have already, and that both in City and Countrey, fo 
that fome of them befides their phces in the Aflembly, which they feldom attend 
(efpecially this laft yearej and their private gathered Churches, have divers Le 
ctures and places, befides their hanging upon g-eat men, to preach before them 
to ingratiate thcmftlves, and getting to preach at tr bite-hall, S.James, WcKmin- 
/*r,and other eminent places, where the great ones, Earles, Lords, and th 
(Brandceiof the time refort; they do not, as wee Miniften fit ftill expecting! 
call to places, but they arc forward men, beftirring themfel ves to attain this place 
tnd that, getting fuch great mens Letters in their behalfe, ufing fuch Minifters of 
note, and other pcrfons of quaJitywd power in Piriihcs to make wy for them 

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to come in, pretending to preach for nothing, #-;.and dill in til thefe Leftures 
ind preachings, they have an eye to Churches in phces moft convenient for thier 
ends, as fo fituated, fo capacious, and to times when few or no Lcfturej elfe are, 
as on the Lords day in the morning between fix and feven a clocke, all thofe Le- 
&ures at that time of the day from Stepney to WefttninftcrjhQy either have pof- 
feffion of, or have ftrongly laboured for them; yea, and to have iet up others on 
the Lords dayes in the morning, at Ludgtte, Aider fate , &c. if by themfelves 
or all the friends they made, they could have effected it; and fo th6 Lords day in 
the evening, when other Sermons are done, they have gotten that Lecture at the 
Three Cranes j and fo the Lefture on Munday night, when there* no Lecture 
clfe, befide* the Expofition Leftureson week dayes in the (everall parts and quar 
ters of this City, and new Leftures mother eminent places of the City, which 
they have endeavoured to fet up, if they could have obtained the Minifters con- 
fents; and in their places they have an eye to good pay, a hundred pound a yeare 
for preaching once a week in one phce, and (eventy pound />-**, for prea 
ching once a fortnight at another, and a peece for a Sermon as foone as they have 
done, and a good Cupper for another, and yet they will have a care to take no 
more paines then needs muft, as M. B. havinga hundred pound per *nnum for 
preaching at Crlpplegate on the Lords day in theafternoone, could never be got 
to give the Parifli a Sermon now and then on a Faft day, or a day of Thankfgi- 
ving,as a great friend of his in that Parifli, who knows, told me; befides I could 
name other5, who will do nothing on the Faft dayes. They take upon them the. 
names of fnch Lectures and Churches, as being chofen and nominated to them, 
but others of their own partiefupply them, fooitimes one, and fomtimes ano 
ther, they have one Sprig or another, one Emiffary or other from the Army, ona 
Jloufe-bird or other to ferve the places: It would make i book by it felf to relate. 
all particulars in this kind. Oneman of their way., befidcs bHng a member of the 
Affembly and his a privste Church, hath pliccs in Norwich, Yarmouth,? ijhftreet- 
killm London. A fecond, befides the Affembly.hath phce; it ABtn four L^&ures 
st Weftminfter, befidcs his intereft and fhare in fom? Lectures in London. A 
third hath a place at Stepney > CrippLegtte, Cor!oitl a b:Ciles part of another Le- 
fture, and all referves for this Parlhment man and the other to ingratiate hioifdf 
with them, Afourth, befides the Afferobly, which he ieldom comes to, and his 
particular private Church, hath Lectures in Lwdon, which all the laft fummer he 
ieldome preached at,not preaching atone of them in the fpace of three quarters of 
i year together. And they do not only neglect their Leftures in our Churches,but 
they take to themfelves more members in their owne Churches then they can 
preach or look too,for they admit members who live confttntly many miles from 

, there mother foe miles* another fifteen miles off, 


many Errottrs tf the Sefltres. 

Tome at Norwich, iome at Tx*-rn6t(th, another forty irilesotf ; every one of their 
particular Churches is not a Psrifh Church,buta Biflaops Diocefle, nay ibme of 
them are Archbifhopricks and Provinces, far larger then the Presbyterian Pro- 
irinces,reaching from London to Dover, as D.Hot/ns, who hath fever*!! members 
there, going twice or thrice ay eare thither to vifit ; and in one of his vifitation 
Sermons, preaching to his members, prayed God to bleflfe, and remember them 
who had but a bit once in a quarter or halfe a year. And as this H the practice of 
the Clergie, fothe Laity among the Sectaries have plurality of offices and places, 
Come have both militarie and civill, others two or three civill offices, and I could 
name one, who hath fome five or fix, befideshisbeing a Committee-man: Ini 
word, our Strides are become Pluralifts, Non-refidents,and fome of them Vbi- 
quitaries,and are well paid for it, as M. Peters. 

22, They generally walk loofely and at latge, over what they did before they 
turned Sectaries, and in companion of the godly Presbyterians; they do many 
things under pretence of Chnftianlioerty, which profcflburs heretofore were 
not wont to do, nor do not, neither durft they have done, of which I could give 
many inftances both inperfons & things; I do not know,norhearof a Sectary in 
England, that is fo ftricl: and exact in hislife,as he was berore,and as thoufands of 
Presbyterians are; and this is not my obfervation alone, but a general obfervition: 
many of them play at Cards and Tables,are verie loofe on the Sibbith diys,go to 
Bowls and other fports on dayes of publike Thankfgi ting, as M.lobxGooM)te 
and feverall of his Church, they wear ftrange long haire, go in fuch fine fifhiont- 
bleapparell bevond thdr places as tis a (hamc; they will read, ride journeyes, do 
fervile buiineffcs on the Faft daies,and give their PariQi Churches no Sermons,no 
Pnyersatallon thofe daies ; they make little confciencc of family duties, they 
will fit and tipple, bejoviall and merrie together, I could tell true and certaina 
ftories of manie Seftaries-who were exceeding precife and ft rid before they fell 
into thofe wiies, but are abo.nina ile loofe now; and let but a man turne Sertarie 
now adiiev,and wuhin one half year he is fo metamorphofcd in apparcll,hair,(^T, 
as a mm hardl) knowts him. 

23. In all -.natteri and bufintfll-s which fucceed not according to their mind, 
but croffe their waies anddcfig icsa^ ifachoiceofperfonsthey like not be made 
to places, or if fuch a thing p*JOk and be done that pleads them not, they will 
try all waies p filole, and caft ab >ut to finde (ome fliws or other, pretend 
this thing and the other to qu/ftion the election and make it null, or toob- 
ftruftit; they will put ia Articles agsinfl men chofen , though they cannot 
prove them; they will pretend fomthing or other, wis omitted, and fuch s 
pi&ge was illegal^ and all to bring to a new election, and then they will workc 
tilkind of waks to tftcd.thtir.dcfigqes.. 

24, They 

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24, They have fpoken ftrange and high fpe r ches agaiaft the fetling of Presby- 
terUll Government and the Presbyteries, is one Anabiptift of late, Fhit he "o- i 
ped to fee Heaven and Etrth on fire before Presbyterie ihould be feikd ; another 
Ss<flirie,Thati was one of the Articles of his beleefe, that within feven yearns 
there would not fo much as the name of Presbyterie be heard in England; a third, 
That hee hoped to fee the Presbyterie as much trod underfoot as the Bi fa ops 
were ; a fourth, That if the Saints were thus perfecuted, and could not have the 
libcrtie of their confchnce, it wouU come to A Gentleman told me, he had 
heard many Souldicrsof a Regiment of Horfe (which I forbears naming) fay, 
That when the Army of Cavaliers was overcome,there would be another Army 
to overcome, intimating the Presbyterians ; and I could relate ft range fpeeches 
told me by faithfullear-witneffeSjno fleight perfons/paken igainft our brethren 
of Scotland by fome Sectaries. 

2 5 . After they have fet their hands to papers, upon agreements in fuch and 
fuch points of difference j as upon the receipts of money, as upon giving in what 
theydefire, when they think fuch things may make againft fome of them, have 
ufed means to get thofe papers back again into their hands, and have come to 
thofethat kept them fome dayes after, pretending they defired to fee them, and 
look upon them for fome reafons, and then have defired to borrow them for a 
few dayes, to compare thefe papers with theirs, or for fome other ufe, and being 
lent them by Presbyterians (who are plain honeft men, and not acquainted with 
policies) they keep them, and cannot be entreated to returne thecnagiine, but 
being asked for them, pretend fome excufe or other ; of which I could give in- 
ftances, naming the perfons and things at large, but I fpare them. 

26. Theypraftife and endeavour to get Sectaries, and thofe that way aftc- 
ed, to attend on and be about cordiall Presbyterians that are of quilitie, place 
and power, both to obfcrve and watch them, and to qualifie theon, and do foine 
good offices for the Seftaries ; of which I cowld give notable inftances, but I 
muft only hint it, and leave Presbyterians to their owne obfervation. 

27. About the time of moulding the new Army, fome of the Sectaries gave 
out where ever they came, and went from one to another, both to Minifters,peo- 
ple, that fuch and fuch (call them what yonwillj are the men that will fight 
cordially for you, overcome the Cavillers, and when they hive done, they will 
either fubiut to the&ovanment eft*blifhed,orelfe leave the Lind,you need not 
fesre them ; and this they laboured to pofofc all men with,thit fo without mut 
tering or fpsaking agiinft, there might the more Seftaries get phces in the Ar 
my ; and yet we fee now by experience, that upon all motions and petitions for 
lettiag the Gavttrrnent, or againft Toleration, the Army is fpoken of: And 
Will you difcouragfi thofe ttut fight fo bravely, tnd that God hath madefoin- 
~ ftrumentau 


..i. U tc , 

liocrne ot coniticnc:, nd li 
it they may not preach 

bt^ve, that 
ftrh - - i"C fon , wh oh,ve fo polluted .hex- 

r^^lttof^J s;ft,ri^emft(vcs,,nd principal Ring-lea- 
i"" " t ^S ft An* P tito, An.inomi.ns.Tnd.pcndents, *r. were not only 

y con"om^.eto thl Bilhops th.nfomeof . A 5 for eximpie, Mr. 
the Bifhos relfin Innov.tionJ, w Wont to rids 

f thoue h I praAifed the old Conformitic) would 
tt contib utions sgainft the Scots bat diffiaded 
veeld to bow to the Altir, 



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* 1 never jit/li fit? that wic. 
fydaatb Ex oftkio, tn Mr. 
Burton. Mr, Calam. Jufc 
*xd ncccjf. dMhgc } againR 
*n vjkit In-vtfttvt of Jttr. 
JBurtons, pag.^S. 
k D. Holms : / write not thk 
to commend or prefer wy fe fe 
before others, but becaufe maty 
Sectaries to blafl my preaching 
*nd writing from doing good, 
b.ii>e given out ful^y to many, 
thall WM agreattime.ferver y 
tnd. a. great man ftr the bi- 
fjops and their wnyes , ujing 
that at an (ligament not to 
bted what l wiite or preach : 
I therefore thought it neeeffary 
to fay that much far the unde- 
ecsvingofmtny whotytow mee 
not. And had I ever learned 
the Mt of titne-ferving, I 
fhoutd not have writ fuch a. 
book M thi^nor preach at I do, 
but vnuldrathtr turneSefta- 
rie , J or At leafl comply with 
Afo I might be a Crea- 
and* darting of theft 

people up to Rails or read the book of Sports 3 , or 
highly flirrer the Arch-Bifhup in an Epiftie D.dicato. 
rie to him b ; or put Ankles into the High Cominifli >n 
Court agtinft any, but was my fclfe put into the High 
Commiflion Court , and Purferants with Letters 
miflflve, and an Attachment fent oat to apprehend me, 
for preaching a Sermon at Mercers Chappell, on a Fiff 
day in July, 1^40. againft the Bifhops and their Fa- 
ftion, fuch a free Sermon as I beleeve never a Sectarie 
in England durft hare preached in fuch a place, and at 
fuch a time. 

To conclude for this time the practices of the Se 
ctaries, it is apparent they make the propagation and 
adfsncement ot their way and partie, in oppofition to 
the Presbvteriail Government their fupreme Law ; 
for the effecting of which they have and do ufe all 
meins, though diflioneft and unlawfnll ; they fay and 
unfay, affirme and deny , make promifes and break 
them, go backward and forward, and in one word, 
have difpenfed with their moft iacred principles of 
Church- fellowfhip, foas fuch things may make for 
the increafe and advancement of their partie, of which 
I could gi ve a world of inftances. O b . B ut it may be it 
will be faid, What arc the practices of fome men, and 
matters of raft, to a way, it is arguments muft con 
vince men, not practices ? Anfa. Much everie way in this, becaufe both in 
printed books, Pulpits and Difcourfes, the practices of the Sectaries are brought 
to perfwide people to forfake our Churches, and to come to them ; as the great 
holine{fe,fanctitie,felfe-deaiall, humilitie, innocencie of that partie, with their, 
painf ull preaching without great living?, or expecting Tithes ; and on the other 
hand, the Presbyterians are branded as men of no great pietie, holineife, charitie, 
and if it were not for livings of two or three hundred pounds a year, they would 
turn Independents : and many people are dra wne more by thefe things, than by 
all their Arguments. Now therefore the dificoveriag to the people nakedly and 
truly their practices, may undeceive them, and bs as good a means to bring theoi 
back to the Communion of the Reformed Church, as ever the f alfe reprefentx- 
tion of them was to mif-lead them. 

Copie of fame Letters, "frith a NarrAtUn of Starts t *n(l 
oncerning the Se Slants. 

many Ertouys of the Stfiaries. 

A. Copy of fome Letters , Vcitb a Narration of Stories and RemArk^bl 

fs. concerning the 

Mr. Henry Dexn,it} a conference with me l^ovemb. 20. delivered : 
i. That thrift aid only fathfiefor the fins committed againft the 
firlt Covenant, quoting for it Hebr. 9. 15. and being asked , If there were 
no fins againft the fecond Covenant ? He anfwered, onely unbelief. And k be~ 
ing further a*ked, Who then fatisficd for this unbelief ? He anfwered, Every 
man did fatisfit for himfelf , becaufe he that believes not , the wrath of God 
abides upon him: fo that for a years unbelief, a man bears a years wrath, 
and for a mone hs unbelief, a moneths wrath j and proteiled, This was all the 
fatisf ctionGod did require. 

2. Being then urged with the Heathen, That theymufl then all be faved, 
becaufe their fins againil the firll Covenant were pardoned, and they had ne 
ver finaed agaiift the fecond, which was never revealed to them. He an 
fwered, The Heathen had Chriftand the Gofpel preached to them in the 
creatures, the Sun, Moon, and Stars, which he proved from that place, CoL 
1.23.07 T*<W 7)Tjc7iro,*nd in them was revealed the knowledge of Chrift crici* 
fied and paraon ot fin by him, if they had eyes to fee it. 

Thefe were new to me, which I never before heard maintained by any ; 
But with thefe he profeffcd all the Arminian Doctrines , that Chrift dyed for 
all, and for ludxt in particular; and that he was confident, that He dyed 
for all , as well as for any one ; and, A power in a man to refift grace ; and, 
That the grace that would convert one man j would not convert another, 
whh many fuch other damnsbl^ Doftrines, deftroying the foundation : I 
fear, while we contend abon? Difcipline, the purity ot our Doctrine will be 
corrupted; and that if our Discipline were fetled to day, we fhould have 
greater contentions about Doftrine rr> morrow. 

Sir, the words in the Letter are h :fe, Written by a Minifler intke <ss4rmj. 

There are two new O. inions rifen ubouc Bath and Briftol, among the Ana- 
biptift?, and followed with much heat , as a glorious difcovery of a new Light 
(for fo they call itj it hath been dilputed pro and con t in feveral conventions, 
and increafeth much, &c. 

i . That Chrifts humane natureis defiled wi^h Origiaal fin, is well as ours, 

2. That there is but one perfon fn the Divine nature. 

He addes,the Ix>rd pity poor .Efcg/rfjr^and fiibfcri>es, 
From Withicomb, Ofl^.iy. R. B. 

Sir, I am your Servant W. S. 

Thii Letter toot fent me from <t V(rtby twJi gkllf Minifter, With this Super- 
frriptfott, For Mr. ThotnM Edtotrdf, Preacher of Gods Word. 

A a Dear 

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DEar Father, fince my coming into thefe Weftcrn parts, God hath done 
great things for the Publique round about us , in which I defire to re- 
joycc: Thofe I need not to acquaint you withal. The City fooner knows 
what is done within thirty miles of us, then we our felves : Wherefore I (lull 
not meddle any further in things of that nature , then to let you know, That 
Sir Tho: F*irf*x is conceived ere this time to be beyond Taunton, Goring re- 
treated, Cromtocl marched homtrinchcfter, fomefay to</W, fome to 
the Army : But the mercies which he hath vouchfafed more peculiarly to me, 
1 cannot, dare not conceal: Which, feeing they are expended to me in the 
way of my Miniftcry (and your hands concurred to feparate me to that work) 
I know you will be well pleafed to be acquainted with. Till God was pleafed 
to call me out of Pool ( my Garrifon ) upon an occafion , you (hall anon be 
better informed of, I was in an exceeding fuccefsful way of winning fome 
home to Chrift , winning off others from a miftaken Chrift , and a very fair 
way was made , by Gods blefling, for the paffige of Gofpel truths, which 
before had been much infecled with Atinomi** Errours. I found a people 
there, for the generality, fo greedy of knowing, as 1 fcarce ever faw till then; 
which defire (likea vehement third) which catcheth at any thing that is moift 
( though poyfon to quench it ) made the fubtii feducers bold to convey, and 
themfelves facile to receive any venemous Tenents under the pleating notions 
of Chrift and new lights, (for the fmoking tayles of thofe London Tire-brands, 
which retard the work, have fumed the Weft too; theDivel that kindles 
them, is fo very buHe in his work of comparing the Landj and weak Chri- 
ftians(who had not indeed been tenderly enough dealt withal formerly) wan 
ted very much a tender hand to fet them in joynt almoft in every point of Re 
ligion: Upon confultation with my fellow- labourer Mr. B. a precious fweet 
man , it was refolved we fhould win thefe (illy fouls from Errour , by thofe 
very wayes they had been wooed unto it : which were Preaching,G race and 
justification, (which onely they called Preaching Chrift) and affording them 
private conferences , ( mean while avoiding all fharpneffe in publique re 
proofs , but yet undermining their Errours, by grounding them in the oppo- 
ficetruthsj in which fome queftionor other in debate between us ^ propo- 
fed commonly fome dayes before) was (everyone fpeakingtoit in order 
(prootcon) as they conceived it ) moderately difcufled. Then one Minifter 
or other prefent, with our approbation , clofed with prayer. Sir, the ifTue of 
theHrft andfecond meeting was very comfortable, and we did all of us (in 
appearance at L aft) punctually agree. In the fecond meeting efpecially, we 
had a very happy fuccefle, ( except on fome few , whom when we couid not 
it Teems fcttsite, (though they told us notfo there) God was pleafed to fpeak 


matty Errwrs ef the S eft tries. 

fo for us, by a fignal providence, which I (hall acquaint you with; for they all 
(except thofe few) went home blefling God, for fo great a blefling as they 
conceived themfelves poffefled of in us. Bot thofe few (chat I may not detain 
you long from that providence which to us appeared very notable , and I am 
confident will to you) it feems being a little Anabaptivd into an expectation 
of I know not what Revelation by one Final fas I heard) a Chaplain to 
Col. P. ( who a little before had charged St. 7>Aut ( he might as well have 
faid the Holy Ghoft) with weakncfle and infirmity , in complaining of the 
.body of death : So high flown is the petition of the Saints not conft fling (in, 
in his brain) not fatisfied with our dating the queftion, then debated of (vie. 
whether fandification were an evidence of /unification, and how far? ) Be- 
caufewe did not allow enough tothofc bare Revelations, had prepared an 
Argument (as they conceived ) beyond all exception, to convince my Bro 
ther and me of the reality and ufe of them , and therefore invited us after the 
meeting , to i woman (their Oracle a Supernumerary Sybel at leaft) lately de 
livered of a childe, whofe extafies they much confided in. When we came, 
we found the woman ( who it is probable had but lately received fome ex 
traordinary comfortjbut the Divel had had his Oar too in the Boat)dreamt \n- 
to Antbaptifm -, but with fuch Revelations , in which (he told us Chnftdid 
appear to her glorioufly, and perfumed her, (and (he would ask thofe about 
her, whether they fmelt not thofe perfumes ) and told her, her childe muft 
never be baptized, We were loth to trouble her to confute her , then being 
weakly, but left her with apromife to return when (he had gained more 
ftrcngth. Meanwhile, on the next Sabbath, I had occafionto handle the 
common place of Revelations, from Gods appearing to Abrami In which 
Bxpofition, I told them how eafily Satan might deceive under the habit of 
an Angel in them , with much more to that purpofe. After that mornings ei- 
ercife , thefe perfons fufficiently baited my harmlefte expreflions in private, 
as I heard : But God rhe next day made the troth of them publique ; for the 
next news which I heard, was that this woman before fpoken of , was grown 
perfectly diftrafted , which I my fclf fince finde fully verified, for I have tal 
ked with her , and now (he crycs out of feeing and fmelling the Divel in eve 
ry thing almoft. Jt feems his defign being wrought, he thought it fit to re- 
fume his proper likeneflV. This the obftinate of that party laboured by intrea- 
ties and pretences to conceal (they will not fee, but they (hall fee, God 
faith 1/41.26.) But I affure you , it is an abfolutc truth , and will be atcefted 
by many witnefles. However, this accident pulled divers of them out of the 
fnare. Since, we had another meeting where we debated the Qjeftion, Wfie- 
ther a man gifted, without an outward call , might preach ; and if fo, in what 
cafes? Where one Maddoil^ of this place appeared our onely Adverfarj-. 

A 2 When 

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When all his Argurrieus had. been debated ( to determine it ) we were fain 
to go Parliament- way to divide thehoufe, upon which (of Two hundred 
and fifty well nigh) I think Two hundred voredour fide the Negative , and 
the reft, ( fomuoi [hem ( as ftaggering) Hovering between both ) divers 
of them, abon: thirty women i and three or four men orely appeared for 
Mr. Maddock^: So that by thst divifion , we law how God had wrought 
lor us fince a few weeks. For whereas before , above One hundred people 
were his Profelytes , we hid abated them to the number beforenamed, and 
had, I am eonfid.chr, lurcher effected the dcfign of unity , had not God vifi- 
ted the place with a fad fcourge, that of the Peftilence ; which, feeing my Re 
giment was providentially out of Town when it brake forth, I thoughc my 
felf called to avoid, by going forth to my peculiar charge at wlmborn\ where 
I ordinarily hive been thefe three week?. Sir, I cake it for a fpecial mercy to 
that poor place , that both the Regiment were abfent, and I called forth to 
them at this time , for by that "means I am in a capacity of begging and col 
lecting fupplies for them, and they of conveying them thither. Sir, I am now 
at Hampton co that intenc , and I fliall God- willing fee the Ifli of wjght, 
and PortfmonthtQo. To that purpofe I befeech you, (as you defire to help 
a people, among whom I rim confident Gcd hath as plentiful an Harveft tp ga 
ther, as in any part of the Weft, and a Garrifon of infinite confcquence,which 
is like to be fpeedily ruined by the multitude of poor people in ir, (Two thou- 
fand at leaft, ( whofe lively hood, Knitting formerly maintained them) who 
muftnow live on a common ftock ) and likely to ruineall the country, by 
thofe poor people breaking out for Provifion, which we have fo muchinfe- 
ftion round abeut us in the Weft , that we cannot get it in the countrey fuf- 
ficiently ) that you will imploy your utmoft endeavours both by your felf, 
Jvjr. B. Mr. C. and the reft of the reverend Brethren to collect us a liberal 
fupply , which upon the firft notice that it is ready, I will put you into a way 
how to convey to me. I befeech you Sir (once more ) labour to fave fuch a 
people, fuch a Garrifon from ruine if you love them, or 

So#tkampton r (y&<ib. Yours in the work 

14. Thurfdaj. of Chnft, S. F. 

This Letter VP& Written to A Reverend Minifter in the City of London, one of the 

Members of the Afiembly of Divines. 

WOrthj Sir, The confederation of thofe many obligations that lay ap- 
onme, and that unwearied pains you take to cure (ifptffible) the 
malady of a diftrafted Church , by difcovering and confuting the Errours of 
lje Rent-makers and Separanfts that arc crept in among us ; made me upon 


Erreurs of the Sectaries. 

fomefertous thought; to draw up and fend you in thefe infuing lines , fome 
new prodigious Opinions and Praclifes of fome of bee agitated and fomented. 
Not long fmce , I had fome conference with one Mr. Web, a man that pre 
tends a New light, whofaidto me ( upon fome conference we had of the 
Divinity of Chrift) That he bkffcd God he never trufted in a crucified Chnft, 
r.ordid he believe him to be the Son of God, nor the Scriptures Divine, bus: 
Humane invention , and no: fr for a Rule of lire and converfadon for any to 
walk by ; and in confirmation of this he faid , The Scriptures were that 
golden Calf and brazen Serpent that fet at variance Kirg and Parliament, and 
Kingdom againft Kingdom, and things would never be well, until the gol 
den Calf and brazen-Serpent were beaten to pieces ; To which end he had a 
Book to come out Shortly, lacked him }et further, of his Opinion concern 
ing the Refumftion of the dead ; which nc affirmed, there was no more Re- 
"Tuneftion of a Man (hen of a Beair,ncr had he any more Soul t hen the Body 
yet he granted a Spirit in both wicked and godly , which he fayes goes again 
tohim that gave it : No difference doth he acknowledge betwixt either, for 
local tormen.t more then is upon earth , he denies any local Hell, or De- 
Vils , mote then min .are Devils in themfdyes : He yet further holds 
Jt unlawful, for the ufe of rmn, to kill any of the creatures. And this is the fub- 
ftar.ce of what he told me of his new Gofpel-light, For the matter of his con- 
verfation towards mer, I cannot rax him ; for his judgement heretofore, he 
was a great Ring-leader of the feduced Seel of Anabiptifts, and is now be 
come ( as many more in that way ) an Atheift ; many follow him in City 
and Country; he is a rigid Independent, and hopes all of that judgement, 
though now dilTenting, yet will fuddenly be of his judgement , they wanting 
but one ftep (as he cals it) of his New truth. He loves not the Scottilh Na 
tion, but terms them the BabylonifhBeaft , and the Pre. byterial Govern 
ment the Priefts Monopoly. Suddenly upon my departure,! met with a friend 
a Gentleman of quality , who in a very fad condition did exprtflchis fenfi- 
bleneflcof our growing mifery by this (cab of Errourincreafmgdayly ; illite 
rate perfons prefuming to Preach, one of which drew away a mans five 
Diughters ; and in a fhort time Re-baptized them all , making choyce of 
which he beft liked, and Married her without her Parents confent. Another 
woman having a defire to be Re-baptized, and having pulled off all her cloaths 
to the naked skin, ready to go into the Water, bur forbearing during the 
time the Dipper prayed , (he covered her fecret parts with both her hand?, 
the which the Dipper efpying , told the woman that it was an unfeemly fight 
to fee her hold her hands downward, it being an Ordinance of lefus Chrift 
her hands with her heart (hou!d be iifteq upward towards heaven(as hefhew d 
her how he did)but fhe rcfufing for tnodefties fake could not be Re-baptiz< -J. 


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Another of thefe fellows , who counts himfeif inferior to none of the reft (of 
his feduced Brethren) oae whofe name is Witt. Kiffin, fomcn mes fervant to 
a Brewer (whofe name is John Lilburn, who was lately put into Newgate, up 
on occafion of fcandalizing the Speaker of the Honourable houfe of Commons 
in Parliament) this mans man is now become a pretended Preacher , and to 
that end hath by his incicing words , feduced and gathered a Schifmatical rab 
ble of deluded children , fervants and people without either Parents or Ma 
tters confent (this truth is not unknown by fome of a neer relation to me 
whofe giddy-headed children and fervants, are his poor flavifh Profelytes.) 
For a further manifeftation of him in a Pamphlet called, The Confejfion of 
Faith of the feven ssfnabaptiftical Churches , there he is underwritten firft, 
as Metropolitan of that Faternity. I could relate , if time would permit, of 
fome what I have had to do with him, in which he appeared tome to be a 
Mountebank: This man and fome others have had Difputes with Doctor 
Featly, Mr. Se/imatt , and Mr. Sou/ton , Mr. Ca/amy, and Mr. *Portor y and 
divers others , that have put them to filence, as not able to fpeak to the point 
they took in hand to maintain yet they gave out to their Members they had 
the better , and likewife reporting Mr. falamj darft not Difpute with them 
which report was mod falfe , like the reft of their Doctrine. For it is well 
known my Lord Mayor gave order , that Mr. Calamy fhouid hold no Difpu- 
tation with them , according to the time appointed , for fear of tumults, 
which he might very well fear j and great Prudence it was in him to prevent 
it, knowing what great preparations there was of moft Sects, efpecially 
Anabaftifts> Kiffin himfeif being left out from the Difpution, and put to do 
the drudgery, to fetch up members fcatteredtoo and fro in the Countreys 
ncer the City , and others of them did the like good fervice (as Hopfon the 
Taylor ) in their places. One thing more ( and is moft of all confiderable ) 
of Kiffins new found light, fo called, which I had from fome eye and ear 
witness of his members , who were prefent at Kiffins and Patience vifitati- 
onof one of their members, whofe name is Palmer living in Smitkfield, and 
laying hands upon her, did alfo Anoint her with Oyle; the woman recover 
ing came into their Conventicle houfe , and there before many people faid, 
That Phyfitians left her as they found her, but Brother Kiffin *nd7>*ticnce 
Anointing her, (he fuddenly recovered; for which in that place, (he de- 
fired thanks might be put up ; which Kiffin did alfo relate, and did according 
to the womans defire ( return thanks :) Many fuch Heathenifh and Atheifti- 
eal paflages with bafeneffe I could relate of this man , and fome of his Mem 
bers, and foine others ; but it would too much intrench upon modefty and 
your patience. I will therefore contain my felf within that compa(fc as nr er 
as I can . An4 UAly, relate unto you the opinion of one of our difTenting, 


m4y Ernursef the Sc flat. 

Brethren, an Independent Miaifter, whofe name if y. i dcfirc, you (hall 
hereafcer know; ic was fame eight dayesfincel mecwicti him at a friends 
houfe where he feemed to be very inquifmve of me , to know the reafon the 
Presbyterial Government is nor fetled . My Anfwer did not fatisfiehim, but 
he did yet farther q acre, by what warrant the Parliament could tftablifh a 
Presbyterial Government ? I told him, from the lawful call they had ; which 
call, fayeshe, is from the people, and the people have power to call them to 
an account for any illegal act , which he leerned to queftion many of theirs, 
defiring it were new moulded ; many fuch Sophiftical txprtrfions he ufed, as 
if his intention had been to beget a belief in me , that the people have power 
to call the Parliament to an account But I blefic God, none of thefc brain- 
tick conceits do draw me any whit away from my ftcdfaftneflc and due obedi 
ence , to do or fuffer, for or by that ever to be Honoured High Court of Par 
liament, whom God hath notonely in a miraculous manner preferved , but 
alfobythem hitherto preferved the whole Kingdom ; My Prayers therefore 
(hall be , that as God hath done fuch great and glorious things for and by 
them, that they would dofomething for God and his people in feding Go 
vernment, without which, many that groan after Reformation, will fud- 
denly depart the Kingdom , and thofe net Chriftiam of the loweft rank : But 
to prevent this , I (hall defire your Prayers to Almighty God , that he would 
keep it forever in the hearts of thofe truly Noble and Right Honourable ones, 
to remember their Covenant they made with God in the day of diftrefle. So 
at prefent and alwayes I leave you to the Protection of the Almighty , be- 
feeching him to grant you the glory of his grace in this life , and the grace of 
hU glory in the life to come. I reft 

The I o. of Decem. * fours to be com- 

1645. mandcd,}.R.. 

Th* Letter KM Written to me bjtperfon Re/igiotu , and cordially ajfcftcd t* 

the Parliament. 

DEtrlj beloved in the Lord /</"*, My deareft refpects and unexpreflable 
love remembred to you, longing to fee your face in thefltfli, that we 
might be comforted together in the difcovery of what the Lord hath made 
known to us of that great myftery, (joetmtnifcft in the flefi : In which is 
discovered His cverlafting love torhe Sons of men, which he hath been al 
wayes difcovering in all Agaes, fince the beginning of the World to this day, 
but darkly, vailedly, hiddenly as it were ; fo that all thofe feveral wayes of 
Gods dealing with the Sons of men , have been dill fo many pledges of his 
love, fo chat God hath not been difcovering divers things to the Sons of men 


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but one thing at fcvenl times in divers manners. Tnerdore I oehold bur one 

thing in all the Scriptures , under divers Administrations : So 1 underfhnd 

the two Covenants to be but two Adminiftrations of one thing ; and chat 

which renkes the Scriptures Law or Gofpel , is ourunderftancUngof them 

in either of thofetwo considerations: SothatChnft Itfus came to witmffe 

and declare this love of God to us , not to procure it for us : For if God hud 

at any rime any chfplead^etou*, he had been changeable , feeing b.rore the 

world begin , ! he f?w us lovely in his Son. Now I conceive Chrifts coming, 

was more like a Cc^querour to dcftroy the enmity in our natu<e , and for :o 

convince us of the Love of God to us , by deftroyingin oar nature , chit we 

thougnt flood between God and us , according to that of the Apcftle, Hcb.z. 

For at rnttch *4 the Children Were partakers of flefb and blood ^ he lity toife took 

parr \ To what end ? To deftroj hint foho had the poVvcr of death : 

he Dwell Why f o ? To deliver them Vtko through fear of 

ifetime fitb}ett to bondage : So that we being in bondage, 

Ver us , not to procure the Love of God to us , or fatis- 

; was as I may fo fay, a moft glorious publisher of the 

faith , He ft 4* (ent to Preach the Go/pet, to heal the bro- 

deliverance to the Captives , to fet at liberty them that 

J8,ip. All that which Chrift here fairhto be the end 

a word mentioned of any thing done by him in way of 

, loh. 1 8, 37. lefus faith to TiUte, To thu end Voas I 

tfe came I into the \\orld, namely, to bearVtitHtffetothe 

>w ignorant to this day is the world of the end of (Thrifts 

:s them fo dirk in the underfta-n^ing what Chrift is: 

fo to be God , as no: at all to be man : whereas I am of 

cry man of the fime nature with us: for otherwife it 

;errser,ttous, to go to the Father upon the fame ground 

if he was of a more holier nature then us ; but in this 

us , thit he would take one of us in the fame condition, 

it he is o us , and harh made us to be in him : That now 

and behold the glory of God come forth , and brought 

t u.. b ...-, ing of our Lord Jefus Chi id, who hath abolished death, 

and broughc life and imrnor 1 a!ity to light : Therefore he faith, I will declare 

thy name to ni) brethren. O then Ictus behold Chrift Jefus in all that he is 

to be the representation of God to us , in which fame glory , God hath and 

ever will behold us j which the more we behold, we (hall fee ourfelves 

changed into rhe famelmas- from glory to glory. Me thinks the beholding 

of Chrift to be holy in rhe fLfh, is a dishonour to God , in that we (hould 

conceive hohucite out of God , which is to make another God. Again it 


Errwr* of the Sctfar/es. 

Mldbeadilhonour toChrift, in that he wcuid be but flefoly : And again* 
Tdifcomfortro the Saints, in that he (hould be of a more holier nature the* 
rhev as being no ground for them to come r*ar with boldnefle ro uod : A- 
sam it is to make the body of Cfcriftt Moofter, he head of on; nature, 
The body of another. Now to conceive alltulntacot holme ffe in yod, and 
that Chrift is and ever was. and the Saints in him , beheld holy, righteous, 
and unblamable , as ihey are and ever were , beheld in the Spins m union 
with God, having their being in him: andfo its fatd , the fulnefleot God 
dwelt inChrift, and ye arccomplcat in him, oncGoJ and Father of all, 
who is above all, through all, and in you all. 

Tki* Letter Veas liven me by * Reverend Mwfter of the City , vro told 

it KM A Letter /tnt out of the Weft from *bout B Jth, by a great Setlarj in 
. thofe parts. 

Now to give the Reader feme Animadvcrfions upon this Letter, there be 
ing in it rank poyfon mingled wick honey , damnable herefics under the ex 
pteflion and pretences of making known Gods evcrlafting Love to the fons ot 
men: My councel therefore to the Reader is, chacof Chrifts, BeVw* of 
fa/fe Prophets , tohick come to you in flirt ft clocking, bnt inwardly they Are ra- 
veniniVolvcs,Mx.7. M- Now feting afide the falutacion and entrance into 
the Letter, which is full of plaufible infmuatioos, and is indeed thclhecpi 
cloathing ; the body of the Letter , and the main fubfomcc of it is heretical 
and very erroneous ; for befides many exprefll&ns that are unfound , danger 
ous and deceitful , there are two main Errours vented ; i. That Chrifts com 
ing in the fl:(h , was only to witnefle and declare the love of God to us , to 
be amoft glorious publifher of the Gofpel, but no: to fitiificGod for us, 
nor to takeaway his difpleafure , or procure his love to u*. i. ThatChrift 
in his humane nature was not holier then other men, and the beholding of 
Chriftholy inthefl.-rh was adifhonour toGod ; whichErrour, though thus 
expre(Ted, I conceive to be all one with that Errour fpokenof inthcfiril 
Letter, held by feme about Bath, namely ( he who wrote this Letter li 
ving there; That Chrifts humane nature is defiled with Original fin as well 
as ours. But for an Antidote againft thcfe two damnable herelies , takethefc 
following Scripture?, 7^^.3.14, 15, 26. H^.p. 12,14.1 5. Rom.^9 t \o. 2 Cor. 
5.18,19,20,21. Soeph.i.2. iloh 2. 2. and 5. 10. .!. 25. Hcbsj.i6>ij. 
and 4. 1 5. i PrM.22. And becaufc I finde in fome printed Books ar,dfeveral 
Manufcripts.thac the firft of thcfe two is ofcen fpoken of, namely, th^t Chrifo 
coming was to declare the love of Gcd to us , but not to fatisfie for us , nor 
to take away his dtTpleafure , or to procure hi* love and life for us : I frull 
therefore fay little upon thic point , to undeceive fome , who happily out of 


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ignorance, and For want of being able to diftinguifh things are puzzled. 
There is a twofold Love, Amor benev olenti* , the Jove of Gods good will, 
the love of Election : and there is Amor e omplacentix , the love of Gods be 
ing well pleafed and delighting ; which dfftmction is founded in Scripture 
in many places, as Epb.i 4 5 ,6,7. and /?0w. 11.6,7, 28. where we fi,nde per- 
fons bdoved in Gods election , and yet enemies to God , and come to be 
made accepted in and by Chrift , and in him to have redemp;ion. Now for 
the former love , thatot Gods eternal election, Chtift is not the caufe , buc 
this free love is the caufe of fending Chnft , a? in 3 Job.i6.v. and Efbej\\^ 
the St ripture fikh, According as he hath chafe* us in hint, not for him . and fo 
Chrifts coming, is the great declaration and manifeftauon of Gods love of 
goodwill to us: bm for this fecond love, namely of complacency, delight 
and acceptance, Chrifts coming is the caufe and ground of tha^ taking a way 
the enmity, wrath, and making us accepted, as Ephef. i. 6. Made M aecepted 
in the beloved, Eph-5- 2. Chrift ^ave himfelf for tu an offering , and a facrifice 
to God, for a fie eetfwe [ling favour. So Co/. I. 21, 12. again , we may diftin- 
gui(b and conceive a difference between the Perfon, the ftate and condition; 
and aftions done by a perfon in fuch a ftate and condition ; now a perfon 
may 6e beloved as concerning Elcction.and yet the ftace and condition of thac 

perfon hateful,and h a childe of wrath, an enemy, 

Vide Davcn. on Col. i. 21. as j n man y Scriptures, Ephff.i.j. tis faid of them 
HolhswteMdicMturivnaffi. who were the Eleft of God , yctthfj Kfrebjna- 
va quam PA/SIVA hrnificatione , i. } , / / .. /, . ... 

vocLli id eft Dcum oderunt * ******** of Vrath , M Veil others , till 
utboftem; Veo exoji fucrumvi qmckned by converting grace; and fo Col.i.n. 
boftes ejuf. Dicitur homo fub Rom. 5 p,io. Enemies, fo called both in an Active 
HMurAfeccAti boflit Dei, qua- an( i p a ffiye fignification , that is , they hated God 

&VW% Da wife &<* as an enemy , and were hateful unto God as his 
tfaea.JeuiupiiebtempeWTi,. c /*. r ^ jun. 

ff, irtVd nwa (upcreum, Enemw. Again, a perfon, and the ftate and con- 
2 loh.j. duionor that perfon in which he is, may be be 

loved, ( namely that of regeneration ) and yet the 

aftionsdone by fuch a perfon in fuch a ftate maybe hateful, as now the fins 
of the regenerate God hates, and is difpleafed with them, 2 Saw. u. 27. 
But the thing that David had done dij pleafed the Lord. So that ip a \vora, 
Chough according to Election a perfon may be beloved , yet their ftate and 
condition wherein they are, may not be beloved; and, God hath revealed 
his will to us in thefe following Scriptures, ( s in fome before named,) Joh. 3. 
36., .Tit.i 3. that the ftate and condition of perfons cut of Chrift , is to be un 
der the wrath of God , yea, it fpeaks of the petfons themfelves, as confider- 
ed in fuch a ftate and condition , that they are children of wrath , enemies, 
hateful , that is to God , as divers interpreters expound it ; and Rom. i. 30. 


mtnj Errottrs of the Sectaries. 

haters of God ; the word in the Greek is 3wsv}*k, . 

which doth fignifie fomedmcs Paffively haietul to : A *" n *> in 
God , as well as A&ively haters of God. Euripides in Trotd. E*twi 
Helena Deo invifa , fo that the meaning is, backbiters are truly hateful to 
God. And whereas tis objected, men thought God was angry with them, 
and enemies to them , they fuppofed fo ; hence fuch Sciiprure phrafes : Buc 
the truth is , tis man who is an Enemy to God , and fo Chrift came ro recon 
cile man to God, and rot God to mm , who was never angry, tsfnf. Many 
Scripture phrafes brought upon this occafion , are not fpokcn becaufe of mcns 
apprehenfions , they fuppofing themfo; neither can they be underftoodof 
man to God, but of Godsdifpleafuretoman: That time the Apoftlefpeaks 
of the cleft Ephcfi*ns, Wherein they Veere children of Vcrath , as Wv# as others, 
they knew it not , nor did not fuppofe fo , as being heathen, and in their yure 
naturals, and could not underftand fo much, /?.4.i8.and yet the Scrrprure 
terms them children of wrath, Enemies,^, as being really and truly fo ; and 
Wrath,in pfc.2.and I^.g.36.and in other Scripture,cannot be underftood of 
mans wrath and difpleafure againft God, but of Gods wrath and difplea- 
fnre againft man , info much as the Scripture calls itexprefly TheVtrathof 
God, zndfavfd from rVr*th\ which cannot be mans own wrath, but Gods 
wrath: And that name given to Chrift, i TVw.J.J. One Mediator between 
God and men, fully fliews ir, not a Mediator onely with men , to reconcile 
men to God, to bring men to be friends with God , but between God and 
men to bring God to be reconciled ; and indeed this is the chief tofave men 
from Gods wrath, and to procure Gods love and favour te men ; for what 
could mans enmity and wrath againft God do ? Buc Gods wrath and enmity 
agiinftman was that midehimfomiferable. 3. And whereas tis laid in this 
Letter, He was a moft glorius publiiher of the Gofpel , Re wssfent to preach 
theGofpel, and Chrift faith, Infill declare thy name to mj Brethren: So that 
in all that which Chrift faith to be the end of his coming , not a word mentio 
ned of any thing done in way in of fatisfying God. Anf. Suppofe nothing to 
be faidin thofc places of Chnfts doing by way of fatisfying : ( which yet I de 
ny, and in both thofc Scriptures there s enough implied of thar, as I might 
fhew at large in thofe phrafes, Preaching the acceptable year of the Lod , de- 
liverance to the captives, &c. J But granting it to be fo , yet many other Scrip 
tures fully fet forth Chrifts dying for us ; fome Scriptures fpeak moft of 
Chrift? Prophetical office , others of his Prieftly , and others of his Kingly : 
Now the Prophetical office of Chrift, of declaring snd publifiiipg, was but 
one part of his mediatoifhip ; Chtift was a Prieft aifo tofa:i?fie ar.d make 
atonemt n: -, he is called a furety, Heb. 7. 22. \vhich agrees to him as a f)t?s- 
fier and undertaker, not as a declarer or publifher properly : yes, the dec Ji- 

B b 2 ration 

12 of. Catalogue and Difovcryof 

jauon and publication of what Chrift does as a Prieft, and a King, as a Roy 
al Prieft for his Church, is the great fubject matter of Chrifts Prophetical 
office ; and therefore the Scripture in fuch place; where it (peaks of Chrift 
as a Prophet , and declaring the will of God , doth not in the leaft fort deny 
whar he harh done as a Prieft. Chrift as a King and Prieft hath cffrded and 
wrought cut powerfully, that reconciliation, Salvation, and Eternal life, 
the way , manner , and particulars whereof he reveals as a Propher. 

An Extra ft of certain Letters Written to me and (bine other Minifters , from 
fome RcvsrcnA and godlj Miniftert , Within the fpacc of thU \ 8 Moneths 
lap p*jl. 

Worthy Sir,l srccdvrd yours the hft week, I fliould * hen have wric 
you word , how we have the Papers for the Congregational Eldcr- 
fhip fcnt to us , but not regarded by the people , fo much as an ordinary Pam 
phlet : We are like to have it well fetlcd , that when there was a meeting of 
the Countrey at Ch. to chufe the trying Elders, Mr. E. took this Texr, 
They chofe <?YV gods, find there VPM War in their gates : JB fuch a munner as 
all the people conceived it of thefc new Elders. But if to all this a Toleration 
be granted ) this will be a mad Government indeed. Our Independents need 
have none granted, fince they have taken it before hand. 

SIR , I think it fit to give you an account of things : The laft Saturday the 
letyifo Sabbath was kept again , with windows fhut : I am informed this 
day , that they have begun it in other parts of the Town ; fome of the Magi- 
ft,rates do fide one way, others the other way; they threaten the May or to 
his face , told him they would keep the JeVcifo S*bb#th , and hoped before 
long to fctit here as at Amfterdam. But we are gone beyond Amfttrdatn, 
and are in our high way to Munfler. The people are impatient to fee things as 
they are , God grant rhey do nothing that is inconvenient. I heard Mr. E. 

the laft Sabbath- dzy , who undertook to confute 

TbisMi-.E. isanlndepen- you . i have fcarce patience to tell you how weak 
ly , how contradictorily , even in the judgement of 

the vulgar. He ftill compared us wi.h the Moabitet, Ammonite^ Samaritans, 
fometimes den ; ed Separation 5 fometimes jaftified a Separation, by curs 
frpm Rnms , by the Lutherans and fafoiniftf 9 and faid thefe words or to this 
effect: That the Church of Scotland, feparated from the Church of gngland 
under Epifcopacy , not receiving the Sacraments , except it be of hte : And 
thauhc Scotch Commitfioncrs when they came to Engltxd, hadaCongre- 

Errwrs of the StttAnts. 

gationof their own , although the Parith Church 
people they hid the judgement of the Church up 
on their way, fa) French, (b) Scottijh y (c) Hol 
land, T^f^o England, and they had rhe judgement 
of the AfTembly , that i,thcy faw which way they 
would go, and had never declared againft their 
way of Independency 3rd gathering ot Churches. 
Hefaid, though others wt re fohot, yet thofe of 
of the Afllmbly who had heard their Reafons 
were moderate , and named Mr. M, Mr. H. Mr. 
C. and faid Mr. S. gave the.n an Honourable teP.i- 
mony: I have the notes by me , r<nil Mr. M. a 
Miniiterof London heard bias. Remember me to 
Mr. L. Mr, P. acquaint ourl : riends of cur fad 
condition: My heart is heavy, my body weak, 
my imployment great, the Mgiftra:es divided, 
my Brethren tender and delicrc, lorhto ingsge, 
mifchicf growing on apa>.e: what fhalll do but 
beg your Counfels and Pravcrs > 

Tour feKoVe labourer 

lulj 20, 1 6*4$ . in I hf G off el of 


was hard by. He told the 

(4) WitriciVe the Acts of their 
National iynod of the Refor 
med Chuiciits of France af- 
funbled at C .u/ur9ji;. , Decem 
ber : 6- 1644. Brand ng tin 
Independents foraScd, anH 
lint way ns a poyfcn. (b] And 
ns for theSco tifn ChuiclusJ 
all the woild knows their 
judgement upon ch-.-ir way; 
bcddc s that tli: frame of their 
Church Government is a- 
2-inift it, they hive ir their 
gvneral Afll-mblics cf hrc 
years declared their fefifc a- 
jiainit it. (c) Wuncflc their 
Books of Difciplmc and Let 
ters from Churches rf the u- 
nited ProvincvS to the Afltm- 
l)ly, ag.imft tta w.iy of Inde 

WOrthy J/r, I bcfeech you that I may rave forre word of direction 
from you we have a few Independents in our Town , but we arc 
more troubled wi h them, then fome ire with rruny , thty are fo turbulent 
and violent. The Lord haih placed thrceof us>/iritters in/), we all agree, 
and are all of us oy them fo debafed , reproached , undervalued, and vilfied, 
as if we were not fit to have the woift piiceof k tiesSons in tlie Sar.cluary : 
But they alfo reproach theGovernment that they thin!, will be cftublifhed, 
calling the Presbytery , Drviliflj, Antichriftijn. Tyrannic 1, a-.d many o r her 
rayling terms. Mr. P. mul\ bear the name of Knave, and his Book is Devi- 
lilli as they fiy. When a c lkf one arnongft them heard of Ldoeftcrs taking, 
he wiihed rhat the Parliament n.ighr profpsr no betrer , fo long ss they took 
fuchcoDrfesrl hey then took agaii.ft the Independents: His name that fpakc 
thefe words , was Mr. M. a man i-npio) ed in pcrfeclirg the cnflomes by rhe 
Srate, but hefpendshis time and (ludy fo mnch for the way of Congregatio 
nal Churches, that he doth not a-tend his phceof truft as he ought rode. 


But the mam occallon of thefe things, is H. hi? tVc<j icrit repairing huh 

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and private Preaching j whofe Preaching hath not tended to Purity or Peace, 
that ever I heard of. . 

GOod Mr. EdftArds, I am informed fince my return home, that our Secta 
ries are muchftirred with the Vote patted in Parliament , againft Lay. 
mens medling with the office of Preaching , in fo much as they pray for the 
profperity of the King, from whom they exped Toleration in their new 
Church- way. Some of them are fobold openly to fay, that the Presbyteri- 
al Preachers will prove themfelves crafty Knaves. Certainly they have great 
incouragement f rom fome , elfctheydurft not be fobold. We have caufe to 
mourn as much for Schifm , as for the Sword. The God of mercy look mer 
cifully upon his poor Church. 

. 1 

( a. ) Letters written out o{ /^Ood Mr. Edftards, Thofe (a) Letters which 


and Holland , con- VJcame to my hands , I left at your houfe when 
cerning the differences in the j camc outo f Lonc [ on 9 receiving them even as I 

S5 " g in 8 f Town- I am confident you will 
have no publike ute or them, tor they will not 
dare to give a pundual Anfwer to your Antapology. 
Our Independents in the countrey are bold and pragmatical ; I do in this cor 
ner make what oppofidon I can, and amrefolved fo to continue, what hard 
meafure foever I meet withal. Our countrey Independents begin to brag of 
their ftrengdh in City, Countrey, and Parliament: I do hope without eaufe. 
I have tryed L. M. lately , and finde him cordial in the way of Ptesbyterial 
Government .- I am confident its Chrifts way, and therefore will finde ftrong 
oppoficion from the lefuitical policies and plots of fuch as from among . our 
fclvesarerifen, fpeaking perverfe things to draw Difciples after them. But 
whatsoever Mr. fohv of Colcmanftreet fayes, they will be found the Fighters 
inft God, and therefore I hope will not long profper. 

four loving Brother 
1 6*44. in the Lords 

ffd Sir, Though my acquaintance with you Qiould go before my ex- 

\<! any favour from yon : vet fince I am well acquainted with your 

Errwrs of the Sett tries. 1 5 

, in which I fee your conference , and am confident that there will 
never be made any rational Reply : I therefore prefumeyou will be pleafcd 
to pity roe who have ftiftcred much by H. of London. All that I would befeech 
from you, is, That I may underftand whether there be any courfe to be taken 
againft turbulent men , who are violent againft the Presbytery; if there be 
none, Heir that in a (hort time Religion will fiffcr extremely ; if you know 
any, I befceth you toadvife me therein; we are fo miferably vexed with 
wndvifed Independents, that unltlTe we tuve tome helps againft them, or 
fome hopes tobeeaftdin time of them, our difcontents will make onr lives 
bitter ro us : 1 know that your ftiare of wrongs from them hath been more 
then ours , and I think more then any mans in n^land t therefore I entreat 
your advice. 
Sttemb- 1 8. 

WOrthy Sir, For the bufincfle you writ of, Ihavefentit you in this 
inclofed : We are glad that the Mountains have brought forth a 
Moufe, that the mighry (a) Model is proved a 

M.gmficem nothing, as I arc i informed. 1 thank T iT " 
you and others tor our Vindication; tor their brought into the Aflembly. 
threatnings I care nor much, my confidence clears 

me in all things. God hath been wonderfully good to us in this lad bufinefTe, 
for if the other had prevailed, we had been utterly undone. My re fp efts to 
all our Friend^ , to Mr. L. and all our Brethren and Companions in the pati 
ence of thefe times. I reft 

, Tour moft hfArty friend, and 

Brother in Jefus Chrift. 

REvercndSir, I received your Letter: The laft Sabbath Mr. E. confuted 
you again , where I have thefe things he then delivered under the hands 
ot many witr.eflcs. i. He faid they held Appeals j witndTe Mr. ffW/cafe, 
which he wondred you forgot; and faid there was not the like inftance oi 
any Church in the world. ?. He faid that Popery would come in under Pres 
bytery, as well as Independency , without the : And faid, whan 
Epifcopacy was at the higheft, Popery was at the loweft, becaufe they had 
the countenance of the Civil Mtgillrate. 3. He denied the Magiftrate had 
declared againil their way; and where there was no Law, there was no 
Tranfgreflion ; and that no man was to be blamed for doing his duty. 4. He 
brought in the Covenant of tsfbrakan and Afa 2 Chron. 15. E^k 16- to 

1 6 A Catalogue and Dtfcovery 0f 

prove his Church- Covenant, and no Scriptures elfe, j. That if they were 
ufed fo uncivilly , wc;fhouid fee they would (harpen boch their tongues and 
their pens , what ever you expect from a coercive power to fuppn ffc u*. The 
trurh is, the whole Sermon was fo full oi fuch ftuffc, as I was weary of both 
writing and hearing fuch things from any Scholler. He hath now er.d d his 
confutation. He wondred that you that read fo many Books, ihould fay they 
had not Declared what they would have, fince they had put out many Book, 
The A->f wto the Thirty ttoo j^uejlions ; Mr. fittons feveral Books, and 
their fccdel was cowing our. Since the Preaching of Mr. F. Sermon, (Itfuit 
like) they defire a peace, would have us propound twoMinifters, ami they 
would propound two ; but the Friends that came to fee you, gave Mi ;. . the 
iriclofcd < g5<e>w, and faid they knew I would treat with them, if they 
would Anfwer thefe tt&rits under their hands, but they refufed to do u. 

tfyttriesfttt to fame Independent of C. ttpon an occafion of ji Sermon Preached, 
by Afr.V. an Independent Apothecary Phyfitian , (ometinits. Servant t Dr. 
CJ. of London. 

I. \ 7 \ 7 Pf ether thofe that had erettcd a ncVe form of Church-Government 
V V he fore ever the SynoAVcas Affcmbled, or the Controyer fie debate^ 
kavt broken the peace. 

2. Whether thofe that have fet up their ne^o Churches againft the Vcill and 
minde of the T ar Hutment y in their fir ft and fawcw Ttemonftrance, Page 30, 
that Veiilnot fafftr every Congregation to erect what Formof Government 
they pleafe, have broken the peace. 

3. Whether the Reverend Members of the Sjnod, Presbyterians^ and Inde 
pendents , that Declared again ft gathering of Churches till the Kingdom be 
better fetled, do not imply that thofe Who have gathered Churches, have broken 
the pea.(f. 

4 Whether thofe that by gathering of Members out of divers Congregations 
to ercl t up one Church, have fet the Magiftrates , the Miniftcrs and people, and, 
themselves at bitter variance, have not broken thfpsaff. 

5. whether the Reverend Affembly , Where there are fo many holj anh mo 
derate men M hath been faid , fo many of your oWn \ttdgement atfa t be not the fit- 
teft to )ttdge V?ht) have broken the peace. 

REvertnd Si*, since my laft , I went on Wednefday to hear Mr. to 
makt- >">oo his challenge , but when I came, he Preached not ; but one 
out of A\& England, one Mr. F. a ftf anger in this Town came to confute 

many Err ours of the Setftries. 1 7 

you in point of Story. He left to us to judge whether Presbytery wis not an 
unjuft Domination ; bur for your faying they admitted not of Appeal, he ut 
terly denied k beiotc the people, and told us many (lories of their Synods 
by wtyof counfek Heciced Mr. 7^. for a Sermon he Preached, how near 
the Independents and Presbyterians were come : He c ted him again, that he 
(houldfay, andMr.ff. that the Affembly had granted to every Congrega 
tion an en:ire power within it fe!f. They carry things before the people, as if 
they had no A^verfjries, but fome fewraQi men. Burin the conclusion, he 
exhorted to peace, and (aid, they defire peace, they muft hive peace, and they 
will have peace ; yet Prophecyingof a fecond Civil War, and that there was 
death in oar pot. I defire you to communicate to thefe Divines , how we and 
they are abufed ; thefe things are unfuflferable. ^Durnmini opHt eft ptticnti* 
in tanta rerum diffelHtione. Dear Sir, The Almighty God uphold our Spirits in 
thcf: broken times. 

DE*r Friend y I writ yon in my Lft of a new Lecture , it is to be kept by 
Mr. F. an Apothecary Phyfitian of 2V^* SngUnd , who is not in Orders, 
nor ever Preached, as he confeiTeth, but on Shipboard as he came over. 
Ytftcrnight Mr. E. and Mr. F. ddired to fpcak with me , and Mr. E. broke 
the bufintlfe to me, how nectfliry it was they fhould Preach controverfies no 
more ; that they defired nothing but peice, and the glory of God in thi?. 
To which 1 anfwered, That Mr. w. and himfclf had behaved themfelves moft 
polirickly , craftily, with fair pretences, until they got pofTflionof our 
Churches, and then played their pranks; and told them how and in what 
they and all their parry had deluded us with fair word . We will not be 
fooled any longer: I fee we are meerly bought and fold with Equivocations 
and Difiimulations of this party : You know their Spirits : God give me 

14. 1645- 

A Relation of fome Stories and (ttndry remarkable Taffagcs concerning the Stfit 
and Sectaries. 

IHavc received from the hands of two godty Minifters in the City of Lon 
don , well acquainted with Mr. Wtrrcn a Minifter in Buckinghamfhire, 
( fpoke of in this following Relation) and from fonae other later intelligence, 
thefe particulars concerning one hkn Hick. 

Ce f C bn 

A Catalogue and Dtfcowy sf 

9o& Hich of H.tttriJge in (he County of Buc kivgbam , who lived in the 
P/rfonage-houfe lately, holds many ftrange and dtfperate Opinions, 
Avhich J forbear to reckon up here , having named them before among the 
crher Errors.) This Hich was heretofore a Souldier, but fetling at H**ridge t 
finding the people thereabouts for his turn, became a preacnerco many:" 
with his dangerous Tenents and uncivil carriage he h?.ih infcded the faid 
H.t*riw and places acjicenr, and labours at Markets, Fairs, and private 
Bidetinls t which he hath almoft every Lords-day ) to poyfon and infeft the 
wb^K Country, and hath difturbed the pe^ceaUo. U H on the Lords day the 

I 3 of this inftint (>)fuh, the faid Hich wuh di- 

(A). In the laftluly was this yers i7JOfe ^ ^ FaAion, at morning Hxcrcife 
lrt or ti.cR.Uuon given m= ^^ ^ ^^-^ Church, and af:er *M ^- 
;in ren Minifter at tfftttridge hid ended his morning 

Sermon onely, and was ending upon his latter P.ayer, the fiid Hich whh 3. 
louUvoycein the Congregation fud, That the fiid ioha W*rren had preh- 


ouvoy , 

ed contradidions , and fuch things as he could no: prove; and when 
fjjd Job* Warren defired him to be filent, he would not hold his peace , 
faid he hid as much to do there as Mr. Wtrren, he was as pubitke a perfoa 
ashimfeH, as good aMinfter as himfelf , and made fuch a ftirio the Con,-. 
gr/ gation \ that there was a great noife and tumult, in fo much .that Mr. WA*~ 
ren was inforced to depart; and as he went from Hich in the Church-yard 
he." puh d him by the coat. The faid Hich with his adherents ftjed in t! e 
Church- yard and near thereunto well nigh two hours aft^r this , lo chit Mr. 
W#rre* dutft not come to Evening Exercife, buc went to fbefitm a Market 
town and preached there. 

The laft Lords d.y rhe 20 of //-, the adherents of Hiok came into the fatd 
Chur h yard , and imde a noyfe (imong^ whom there was Nichols HM, 
one of theDfciplesof the faid Hich) wh<Ie Mr. fF^^rw wi^ Ex ounding a 
Chapter, in fo much that he w is in:orced no dcflft and fpr-tk ; and when one 
of.theToJvnfnen wen- for co quiet them, he was bu j ei d at: Ihefitd 
Hich is of fu.h at jeering infuKing difpofk.on , that he is not to be rolen ted. 

U -on a complain., and Articles of his Tenets 

This part of the ReU-ion - V( . n in jnft | Mm to t h e Honourable Commit- 
wu given me m v rjefor Exim nations , thisman was feat for uphy 

a Mt (Tender, who (ook him in his Conventicle, 

Exercifing and Preaching (^ I t m i.-f >rmed) and when he fho tld have been 
heard before that Committee (whin -vas in he latter e-ndot Sfpt. laft) He 
gotaway outoi the hands of chc NV T -n^r , even ihat diy when witntfles 
and proofs were all here ind ready. And fr.ce chit ri;-ne of hisefcapmg, he 
iseone into Bttck^n^mjhirc again , and there vents and maintains h-fatd 


muty Errwrs of the Sc ft tries . 1 p 

Opinions and more too, in Town% places and Churches about that Country 
I am cercainly informed , from Eir and Eye-witnefles of perfons both godly 
and undcflunaing, that in Dtamber laft, about a fortnight or three weeks 
ago , he maintained in a publike conference , many ftrange and blafpht mous 
Opinion--, the particulars whereof, with the Names of perfons ana places 
. (i hough 1 have them all in writing, atteftcd unto by Subfcription) Ifliallfbr 
prcfent conceal. Yea, I am at this prefent more fully informed from a godly 
Mioifterin ihofe pans, that this Hich keeps a weekly Difputation in the 
Churches of Chejkam and Amcrfut* , where he vents and pleads for his wic- 
ktd nnd blafphemous opinions , and is a great means of poyfoning many in 
that Ccuntrey. 

T Here is one Laurence Clarion who lived about Suffdk^ and 2V^r/*/^, 
that Preached and Dipped in thofe parts ; this man according to his 
own Relation in print on the 6 of T^ovemh. 1644 
was buried under the water, and from that day to ?ll & rmu S co 
the 24 of Jnutrj, d.d labour in feafon , and out of feafon, revealing it to be 
a ducy for Believers , and none but them ; in which time he did D p Eleven 
perfons , bang both men and women : But there were Warrants out for him 
both in /. tod Norftlt, and he was at length apprehended , and Ira- 
pnfoned by a Committee of Suffolk^ fitting at Berry : Now lying in Prifon 
there fomemoneths, and feeing he could not get our by all the friends he 
could There make (that Committee being refolved of their way ) he trved 
his Friends and party above, and they wrought fo for him here (I know not 
how they represented things J rhat from a Committee , or the Chair-man of 
a Committee fome Order or Lrcter, orfomething, was fent down for his 
releafe; but the Committee refufed to releafe him , and wnc up word they 
could nor, nor might not upon that difchar^e him, and C^rlu >n 1 , v bv it ftill . 
who, when he ftw his Friends above could do him no good, buthemuftlie 
in Pnfor, , he then Petitioned the Committee of Berry , and made a Recan 
tation ; a true Copy of both which I here give the Reader. 

He humble Petition of Laurence flarkson humbly flieweth j That Khtrc- 
A M your Petitioner h<*th been above fix Monnh in Bonds for Dippi in 
*bich time be bath tk put pains, both by <Difl, Me and feared* the Scrip. 
tares, tnVbichhi, and* convinced, That he ouoht not to <Dip L 
more, ntitber after th* day of hu Convincement , btin* the lOof Tulv MM 
JOHY Petmoner either Dip , or teach for the fame . ht fnelj * ait L God for 
* father mtnifeftviri of hu truth : Secxfetling jour War flips AnfoZ Lll 

Laurence Clarkfon. 
C 2 fliir 

a o A Catalogue and l}<jovery e{ 

Hw Speech at the Committee , M it if entred in the Committee- Bool^, July 

T"" < His day Laurence Clarkson, formerly committed for an Anabaptift, and 
JL for Dipping , doth now before this Committee difclaim his Errors . 
And whereas formerly he (aid he durft not leave his Dipping if he might gain 
all the Committees Eftatesbyk; Now he faich, That he by the holy Scrip- 
tures is convinced that his (aid opinions were Erroneous $ and that he will 
not, nor dare not praftife it again, if he might gain all the Committees 
Eftatesby doing it j And that he nuketh his Recantation, not for fear, or to 
gain his liberty , but nieerly out of a fenfe of his Errors, wherein he will en 
deavour to Reform a:hers. And thereupon he is difcharged of his Imprifon- 

Laurence Clarfysor* 

This Laurence Cla^on being thus diftharged of his Imprifonment , tur 
ned from Anabaptift and Dipper , to be a Seeker , and to deny the Scriptures 
tobe theruleof aChriftian, or that in Do&rine or Pradife , half of Gods 
glory was revealed as yet ; and hath put cut a Pamphlet about fix weeks ago, 
called The Tilgrimage of Saints, bj Church cafl out , in Chrift found, feeling 
Truth : where he endeavours to free himfelf from thofe reports divulged in 
the Anabaptifts Affembly , concerning his laying down the Ordinance of 
Dipping, and teaching for Baptizing of Infants: (hewing he layed it down 
fora Trnth,andnot anErrour ^ onelj Erroncouflj Praftifed : And ix exchange 

thereof, have not , nor cannot prmttifi the Sprint- 
Pilgrimage of Saints, or <p . of ln ^ ^ ^, <p*rcnn foever, 

Now let but the Reader look upon his Recantation , and fee what is there 
cxpreffcd ; how he doth difclaim his Errors, and that he is convinced by the 
holy Scripture, that his former opinions ( which were namely of not Bap 
tizing Infants, but grown men, and for which onely committed) Were Erro 
neous , and that he. made hu ^Recantation weerly out of a fenfe of kit grrours> 
therein he VeiU endeavour, to Reform others; and it will be found plainly he 
Jaid down Dipping for an Errour, (not onely Erroneoully pra&ifed ) and 
did not acknowledge it a truth, and whatever refervations he might have to 
himfclf in his Petition and Recantation of denying Dipping.becaufe there was 
no true Church, nor Miniftery to ufe it in j yet his words and the whole 
frame of his Recantation are expre(Ted againft it absolutely j and the btft that 
fanbemade.ofit,j i$j that itw^sa lefiiitical Equivocation , and deep DifTi- 

Err ours of the Seftaries. ^ i 

THere is one Tkom<u Wtb in and about London, a yongman between twen 
ty and twenty one years of Age, mentioned in the third Letter, who 
tbout Scftemb. 27. 1644. in a houfe in Qjecn ftreet in Covent-Gardcn, cxer- 
cifing upon that Scripture, lam Alpha and Omega > the Beginning and the 
nci , the Firft and the L&f , delivered many wicked and blafphemous opi 
nions and fpecches , the moft of which are put in among the reft of the Er 
rors before named, and fo I wil! not trouble the Reader with them in this 
place. This Web was complained of to the Aflf.-mbly, the Affembly fenr up the 
Articles to the Houfe of Lords ; he was by that Honourable Houfe commit 
ted , andftood fo fome rime : Bu: upon a Recantation of all thofe Errors, 
both by word of mouth , ar.ii with his hand fubfcribing to a form cf Recan 
tation drawn up , he was heed from Imprisonment : But fince the time of 
his rdeafe , he hath both in city and countrey vented many of h:s flrange 
opinions, and hath preached \nLondon publikely in a Church fomewhere 
near Black- friers ; and laft Summer was about in Snffjl^ Efffx, and of late 
in Kent. In Ittly laft he was at Colcheftcr; and lulj 16. 1 was informed that 
he lay atone Sparrows houfe , and Exercifed the Lords day before in that 
houfe, Preaching feveral Antinomian Doctrines and faid , Lfhould here 
(peak to you of other Points, but that VVorves creep in among the Fold.- 
As alfo he preached there on a week day , wherein he exprefled hirnfelf 
againft all Baptifm by Wacer ; as alfo, for him to fay he was equi! to Chrift 
was no robbery, (as a great Sectary an Ear-witncfle related it ) who faid 
he liked it not; but being fpoken to that he ought to complain of it ; he An- 
fwered, That to trouble any man for his confcience , waste doworfeihen 
he who fpakefo. This talfo fpeaking with a judicious godly Chriftian 
ot Co/cbtjbr, faid, We might not ufe thefeexpreiTions, Cod the Father, God 
the Son, God the Holy (jhoft, for that was to make three Gods ; to which was 
Replied, Do youfpeak this as your judgement, or ondy for Argnments 
fake ? to which Web gave no Anfwer. This Web was alfo in Suffolk , and 
there Exercifed , and would have Preached in a publike Church, had not the 
Miniftcrof the place hindred him. He hath alfo been in Kent, and among o- 
ther places at the Town of Milton: he came thitherto teach School , but 
Preaching there for the Minifter, in the fecondor third Sermon he venred 
ftrange Doctrine? , fo that a hundred and fifty of the Parifh would hear him 
no more , but went to fome other Church. He was called before fome of the 
Committee , or Deputy Lieutena-nts, who upon hearing the complaints would 
not differ him to ftiy there, fo thu he is come to London again. This wd> 
before many witnefles maintained, That it was more lawful to jfi: drinking 
in-an Ale houfe, then to force men away out of the Ale-hcufc,togo to Church 

2 2 O f Catalogue And Difcoven of 

againfl their confidences. In Sept. !aft, Web came to a Mimfter ofr ( nx AfTm- 
bly , nimbly oneot them before whom he had renounced his Errors , and 
trunked him tor bemg a means to draw him off thofe Errors , and bkfled 
God for his mercies to him, for he was in the ready way toAtheifm, and 
many of his companions in ehofe opinions were turned Arheifts * and yet this 
man after his Recantation, hath in Suffolk. , Ejftx and Kt nt , carried nunidf 
foas is now related. 

And further, a Citizen toid me ac the end of 2^ov. laft, this weh fa id to him, 
That the Scriptures the golden Calf was going down apace; that ail Inde 
pendents would fuddenly turn Anabaptifts, and then afterwards would come 
to his way. And hefpakeof the Scriptures, that they were a humane Tra 
dition , and the Prieits Monopoly , and thry kept them up that they might 
live upon them ; wich other words to that effect. 

In September lift I was told from fome honeft men who had been lately in 
Kent , that on the Monethly Faft day in Inly laft , there were fome men and 
fome women to the number of nine Dipped in a River near AJbford one of 
this company was Dipped three times , becaufe being afraid of the water, all 
the body was not under the water, but he was aitnoft drowned andftrangled 
by the water. Andjthe laft Summer an old man being Dipped about AfiforA, 
as foon as he came above the water, fworc, Gods- foot you had almou strangled 
me ; of both thefe there were many Ear and Eye- witneiTes. 

THere is one Mr. Henry T)enne a great Sectary, who lives at Elfly in Cam- 
bridgefhire ; in the Bilhops times he was a great Time-ferver, an High- 
Altar man, and pndifed the Innovations ^but now of lateyears an Anabap- 
tift: This man is a great Antinomian, adcfperate Arminian , befides feveral 
other opinions that he hold?. He was Re-bap.tifed by a Mechanick, and made 
a Member of Lams Church which meets in Bell- Alley in Colemanftreer. He 
hath fpoken of great gifts and abilities given him upon his Baprifm , and of 
great Revelations he hath found fince , and all to draw others into his way. 
This Mr. Dow* was fent forth by Lams Church into Bedfordfhire , Cam- 
bridgefhire , and thofe parts , to Preach nniverfjil Grace, and to Re-bap- 
tife; and according to his CommiiTion he did much mifchief in thofe parts, 
for which he was committed by the Committee of ; but by the 
means of one Mr. Disborottvk a Scqueftrator, making Friends to a great man, 
the bulintflfc was put over to a Committee of Pmrhament ; and being by them 
committed to Peter- houfe, after a while he was difrmffed , and went down to 
JE//2;, where hePreacheth openly in the Parith Church , having the power 
of that Church , and the means belonging to it. This Denne Preacheth much 


many Errfurs of the Sectaries. 2 3 

agai ill riches, whereby he draws theptople him : Hehath put down 
ail Tinging ot Pfaims in h.& Chu ch. He Pieaches and Prays, and after he hath 
done, heci!l< ro knowil any be not Curtkd ; andihen they irand up that 
will, nd object, and then he A ntW^fj. _ Oxuert of rhe Brethren that will 
meer Metrumcks, one,,iv*o, or more ibmcrimes , doExercifc him! 
About tlu time die Ordm ;nc.: came forth agamlt the P reaching of Lay. men was one Ex^rcifed in theChunhot F..JI ( he was fuppofedto be a 
Soulc ierof che Army jbagiuift hd-O dmarcc fotbtdding trre Preaching of 
peiloiis norordin-d; (h wing how unlawful ir WM ordhain. men and 
ough; nor ro be cbe> ed. There is alto one 7W ; or Z>,^ who co.ncs fome- 
tim<to/yZy and Ptetche* there, a,-d about thir toantrcy , v^ho tells them 
of RofeUnons andM.r.clcs, andiiih Keveiacions are ordinary wi:h him 
This Mr. Dcntif hith fome kuuie of ft:Ainsin his Preaching, which aflRci 
jtndtakethe peupkmuchi asfor uiUnct , he will fjy thus, QLordCfcrift 
it ihiiuwert now upon canh, and di dlt reveal the Gofpcl to men they 
would oil thee Anabapntt., Autinomtan, Indrpcndenr , who now calls us 
(jr. He would have Preaci ed abou; Spring laft on a L ftu-c day at Sr Ives 
bu< veorder agaioibc ; and being nociuftrcd, hewentto 
a, Church- yard nor raroft thjt place, and under an Ewe-tree he Preached 
many following him , and, i"h ook off ihc duft of his feet againft 5r. / Vft r> to 
nouncing many fearful woes agan-tt them tor not receiving the Gofpel Mr" 
Ditfarutgo laifhof him, he is rhe abitft man in Enohnd forVrayer* Ex 
pounding and Preening. Tf.i ; 7>w comes fometimes to L***** where 
in Lams Church HI Bell- Alley he Ex.rc.fes; he was there latch, ?aud the 
u-ual Theme that he is upon, is ChnRs dying for all, for /W^ as well as 
T>eter. \ e ofcen Prca.hes this Doctrine ( as ihofe who have heard him do 
reporv) Fnis is the Goljpel , ro bdieve ,ha- lefus Chr,ft hath d.ed 
for a I men, Turks Pagin, ; and thir all rhe fins of men commirted agrioft 
the Moral law were actuilly -forglwn and ptrdoued when lefusChrft feed 
hisblood; and rone of the n rhac ever men nil co rrimced , or llioulJ were 
imputed to them; but men were onlv damned for no: belicvinp in Chrift 
ind for nothing e!fe. O.ic M-. S. a MmiiU-r in the city hid conference wch 

klwv^ tfET *? *V sfcf d VVnin che ^ ft Letter, andtohioi 
hebMllc-d he had beea com-n.cred once or twice to Pnlon , at C rfW ^/vJ 
once, another time atriw^, and vet rdcaicd. This D, w , delivered his 
ppmions (which youmivti icm the firft Letter) in fuch a ramner s if he 
hid becnan Apoftle fcattrom Heaven. 



TT Here is one Mr. Srbttrj that lived in Wales t who in the beginning of the 
JL Parliament was an Independent, but by degrees is fallen to many grofle 
Error?, holding univerfal Redemption, &c. and now a Seeker^ and I know 
not what. This man was a Chaplain in the Earl of E$ex $ Army a great w-hile 
and did broach there many Antinomian Doctrines , and other dangerous 
Errors ; but having left the Army a good while fince , he was about Londjn 
and did vent his opinions here; but about Spring lift he hath betaken him- 
felfto thelfbof Ely for his ordinary refidence , from whence he takes his 
progrtffo into one county or another in private houfes , venting his opinions 
amongft well-affe&ed people under the habit of holinefle. In My laft he was 
as. Berry, where he Exercifed in private , fome forty perfons being prefjnr 
he declared himfelf for general Redemption ; that no man was ptinifh.d for 
esfdams Cms ; thatChrift died for all; that the guilt of esfdams&n ftiould 
be imputed to no man : He faid alfo, that within a while God would raife up 
Apoftolical men , who fliould be extraordinary to Preach theGofpel, and 
after that fh ill be the fall of Rome : He fpake againft gathering Churches, the 
Anabaptifts Re- baptizing, andfiidmen ought to wait for the coming of the 
Spirit , as the Apoftles did ; look as in the Wildernefle they had Honey and 
Manna, butnotcircumcifion and the Pafleover till they came into Canaan- 
So now we may have many fweet things, Conference and Prayer, but not a 
Minsftery and Sacraments : And then, after the fall of Rome , there fhall be 
new heavens, and new earth; there faall be new Icntfalent, an d then the 
Church fhall be one, one ftreetinthat city and no more. Not long after he 
had been at Tierrj , he went into Northaniptonjkirc , and came to Nonhamp- 
ten, wherein a private meeting the main fcopef his Exercife was, tofpcak 
againft the cerrainty and fufficiency of the Scriptures, ailedging there was 
no certainty to build upon them , becaufe ttare were fo many feveral copies 
he was alfo at Ottndtl, 2^e ^pon-T^agnel , and appoicted fhortly to return 
again to Berry. 

THcrc is one lykkols who lives about Moor- fields, that comes into Stepney 
Parifh fomedmes to draw away people, and hath drawn fome away : 
He did to Mr. Greenhils face joftifie and maintain many wicked opinions. 
auhatGod was the Author of all fin , thatall lyes came out of themouthof 
(Jod , and quorec! a place in the Book of Kings for it ; That no man was fent 
to Hell for any fins , but caft thither only bceaufc God would have it fo, with 
o.her fuch opinions ; upon which occafion there was a meeting concluded of, 
and Mr. Gresnkil and Mr, Burroughs , with many others , were at it (this 


many Err ours of the Sectaries. 2 5 

meeting was a little before Mr. Bttrrougks fell upon the preaching of the po 
wer of the Magiftrate in matters of Religion, and the point of Toleration) 
in which meeting Mr. Grffnhi/ dedired how this Nichols (rorfo his name 
was reported tome,) came into their Parilli of Stfpnfy , corrupting people, 
and venting his opinions, and in this meeting fome of thetr ftid this was not 
to be endured , and they fiid amongft themfelves , what a fad thing it would 
be to have our children and wives drawn away ; and it was propounded, 
Whether in fuch a cafe a man ought not to keep his wife and children from 
fuch a one ; and ic was anfwered, A man was a King in his own Family to 
rule and govern : And it was reafoned thus by fome in ihe company, If one 
man rnjy keep out fuch a one, whc:herfome Families living near togerher, 
may no: joyn to keep away fuch a one, and fo whether a whole Town rnrghc 
not joyn to keep out fuch a one, and it was arifwer d,yes: And then it was 
Replied, It a whole Town might , why not a whole Country, and fo a whole 
Kingdom: but upon thofe words there was a little paufmgand fufpendin. 
In this meeting Mr. Bttrrougbt affcrted in regard of thefe thing-, matters b^- 
ing fo , there was a nect ffity both of the Government of the Church , an i of 
the power of the Magiftrate in reference to the Liberty of mens Confciences 
in point of Fundamental Doctrines, and that concern the powerof godli- 
nefle, and the keeping the peace: And Mr. Creenhil and Mr. Buryon^hs t 
either one or both of them concluded, It was a fad thing that a man* wife 
and children fhould be thus taken awiy by falfe Teachers , and there fliculd 
be no means leftagainft fuch a one but Prayer?. A: another time ai Anabap- 
tift and a great Sectary came to Mr. Green^il and faid, He migh: as lawfully 
Baptize a dog as a Believers childe. Kit berime Cnitlj about: Augufthft. came 
to Stepmy ( where fhe hath drawn away fomeperibns toBrownifm) and 
was with Mr. Greenhil , where (h: with a great deal of violence an J bitcer- 
ndfefpake againftallMinifters and people that meet in our Churches , and 
in places where any Idolatrous fcrvic^s iuve been performed : Mr. Gre. nhll 
anfwered her by Scripture , and libourvd to reduce to a fliort head all Oia 
hsdfpoke, asking her if this w^re notti e fum, num :ly, Thitit wis unhwful 
to woi fhip God in a place which had ban ufed or fer apmto Idclat ry , un 
der the Names of Saints and Angels : fh vould not hold to the fh -ing of the 
queftion , but running ou:, Mr. Grecr.kil to convince her, told her thit all 
E<ighnd\n this way and manner had been fet apart to Sr. George, aid Scot- 
AW to St. AndifVo, and fo other Kingdoms toother Sa ; ncs : fo that fcy her 
grounds it was unlawful toworfhip God in thefe, ar^d lo b;- confluence 
any where in the world : but in ftead of being fatisfied or giving any anfwer, 
(he was fo talkative and clamorous, wearying him with her words, t luthe 
was glad to go rfWay, and fo IdFc hen 

D d There 

16 A Catalogue And Difcwery of 

is one Af.irfial a Bricklayer, a yong man, living at Hackycy (a 
great follower of Mr.Rtmlal) who infefts many with his Error: -.This man 
in the pretence of fome godly underftinding Citizens maintained, That Paul 
when he complained in the 7 c. of the Rom. of the body oj dfath t &.c. was a 
Novice, andunderftood no:Chnftin thepromife; and that he for hispm 
understood the mjftery of God in Chrift better then Sr. Paul; and he 
of the Scripture? , they were as other Writings of men , every one had writ 
as they conceived : and at the fame time one of A4arfb#lt company fpake 
thus totheCitizrns The Scripture is your golden Calf, and you dar.ce about 
it : This Afar/ha! further maintained ihere was no Hell , but all men fliould 
be favsd , wicked as well as good , and all other creatures who (hall re 
turn unto God: Again, all the hell that is, is in this life, which is nothing 
clfe but the legal tenors and fears men had in their confciences . that the 
Scriptures are full of contradictions, and all fin is more from God then from 
men, becaufe in him they Jive, move, and have their being: that it is unlaw 
ful to kill any creature that hath life, becaufe it came from God ; and though 
this man had gone forth for a Souldier, yet he held it unlawful to fight with, 
or kill any imn. 

On the Faft-day February 27. 1644. three men, two whereof were houfe- 
keepers , and the other a yong man, an Apprentice, dwelling all in Wool- 
church Parifa or thereabouts, in the Afternoon out of curiofiry and Novelty, 
went to one of the private Churches in Bell-Alley , where when they were 
come, thehoufe was very full ; and attending to him that fpake to the com 
pany 3 they heard him fay , and one or two more took his part, That Chrift 
was no more God then he or any of them there , and that they were as much 
God as Chrift was: And though Chrift was a Prophet and did Miracles, 
yet he was not Gcd. One of thefe three Mr. M. trembled at the hearing of 
it, and called to the other two to come away for fear the houfe fhould fall 
upon them , and fo lefr them : The fumof this was given in to a Committee 
of Parliament, under the hands of ihefe three perfons , being EmvitneiTc.s 
And upon occj.fion of this Difcourfe, 1 relating it to fome Divines of the Af- 
fembly , they told me that Mr. Nye hidfpokenit in their hearing , that to 
his knowledge the Denying of the Divinity of Chrift was a growing opinion ; 
and that there was a company of them met about Goleman-ftrect a Welch- 
man being their chief who held this opinion. And in lane laft a Citizen of 
London , both godly and of good understanding told me, that about a moneth 
before on a Lords day in the Afternoon, he was at a private meeting , where 
for the fpsce of two hours, two yong mten ( one of them not above 29 vears 
of Age) defended ftoutly, and brought rainy Scriptures taprove thatlefus 


Err ours of the Sectaries. 2 7 

Chrift was not God EJTentially , but God Nominally; and that Chrift was 
a creature before he took fUfh. 

T*Here is enc Content Writer in London , but anciently belonging 
* ctfter, fomeumes a Proicflor of Religion , and judged to have been godly, 
who is now an arch-heretique and fearful Apofhte , an old Wolf, and a fub- 
tiL roan, who goes about corrup:ing and venting his Errors , 
Weftmir.fler-HAll, and on the Exchange; he comes into publique meetings 
of the Sectaries upon occafions of meeting to draw up Petitions for the Par- 
liametuor other bufindlV s. This man about 7 or 8 years ago, fell eft" from 
the Communion of oar Churches, to Independency and, and was 
much taken with Mr. T^binfons Books , as that of the luftificarion cf Sepa 
ration ; from that he fell to Anabiptifm and Arminianifm , and to Morta- 
lifcn, holding the Soul Mortal (he is judged to be the Author, or at leaft 
to hive had a great hand in the Book of the Mortality of the Soul.) After that 
he fell to be a Seeker, and is now an Anti fcripiurift, a Queftionift and Sctp- 
tick, and I fear an Atheift. This Wri*hcr is one of the tnief heads of thofc 
that deny the ^criptures to be the Word of God ; and that queftions all points 
of Chr.ftian Religion : He harh vented himfclito fome in City and Councrey, 
as to Mr. Cole, Mr. Fart fag Mr. P. z Miniftcr, alfo to an nondl mm of Win. 
ckcft(r , who lived in London becanfc of the Cavalier*. He fp reads Papers 
and Qiicftions about the City , giving them tofuchwhom he thinks he may 
corrupt , and that will be faithful to him. A true copy of feveral of his Qiie- 
ftions , are by a providence come to rry hards , and I can prove it to be his, 
and name the perfon if any good might come of ir, toftippreflo and punifh 
this grand Impoftor and Seducer. This Clement Writer *botit Spring bft 
did atfi m to Mr. Farthw, (from whom I have it in writing, written by 
his own hand) That man hath no immortal Soul, but when he dieth , all 
of man fleepeth till the Refurrt ftion ; ?nd that the Scriptures are not the 
Word o? God, neither in thcTrsrflation , nor ye: in the Original tongue?, 
fo as to be an infallible foundation of Faith ; that the Scriptures are wri 
tings one y probably to be believed as rhe Story of Henry the Eighth: He 
further faid, That there is roGofpel, no Miniftery , nornoFairh, nor can 
be, unlefleany can fhewas immediate a call to the Miniftery as the Apoftles 
had, andean do the fame Miracles they did : He alfo maintained, That no 
man was damned but for rejecting the Gofpel ; and that none cculd re j ct the 
Qjfpel, but thofc that had ittendrcd to them as they had in the Apoftles 
being confirmed by Miracles. On s^nVthe 9- i^4v being trut diy 

commonly called Eafter Wednefdii^ Mr. Cle Book-feller in Cornkil , in his 

Dd 2 i W i 

own Shop .( I going to him to help me to an unlicenfed Book ) amongft orher 
difcourfe icld m,That divers perfons whom about four years ago he thought 
as goclly as any, wtrenow fallen todenyall things in matters of Religion, 
and held nothing , but laboured to Plunder men of their Faith : and that ma- 
i y of thefe were vicious in their lives, as well as Heretical in their judge- 
merits : and fome of them would come into his Shtp , and had fpoken fear 
ful blafphemies not fie to be ruined .- as that the Virgin Mary was--- ( I for 
bear to mention what followed.) And as he was thus fperking to me , there 
was coming on the orher lide of the way, and crc-fii:ig over towards :he Ex 
change Clement Wrighter , and I fpake to Mr. V#of him: whereupon Mr. 
ols laid., I, there s one that makes it his bufim. & to Plunder nx-n of their 
Faith : and if he can do that upon any , it fattens him , that s meat to him. 
A hour twoMoneths sgo in 3S(ovembcr t came to my hands a Paper of Que- 
fhons g ven abroad by Clement brighter t about the Miniftery, Church, and 
two ftveralBaptifms appertaining to the true Miniftery c( theGofpel: very 
dangerous and fubtile Qjcftions which I forbesr toPrinr, till I can have 
rime or fome other to put them forth with an Anfwer. On the firft of De 
cember this laft monech , was a meeting in D ILfFe-lane , of fome of feveral 
Sects , Seekers, Antinomians, Anabaptifts, &c. to confult about Liberty of 
Conference.- how ail ihefe might have the Liberty of Pract.fing their own 
way, and that with peace of the Kingdom: At which meeting were alfo 
fome Presbyterians : where,upon occafion of debating kings in reference to 
pretended Liberty of Confcience , one of the Presbyterians moved this Que- 
ilion , whether they met her at Chriftiavs , or at men only : To which Que- 
ftion one of the Sectaries ^whofe name is Mr. W.) defired to know why fuch 
a.Qj.tftion was asked, or fuch a doubt made , that they fhould net meet as 
Chtiftian men : unto whom the Presbyterian Replied , becaufe he had heard 
that fome of that company denied the Scriptures to be Word of God: and 
being bid to name them if he knew any fuch , he named Mr. Wrighter, faying, 
it hath been fo related tome from others , and I defire to be farisfied from 
hirnfeif, Whether he do deny the Scriptures to be the Word of God : and 
put the Queftion to Wri^kter^ faying , 1 defire to know whether you do hold 
the Scriptures to be the word of God ; but Wri^hter would give no Anfwer, 
neither I nor no ; but in (lead of any fatisfaction given, one of that company, 
and a great friend of Wrighters, one Mr. Wallin fell upon the Presbyterian, 
asked him how he would prove the Scriptures to be the Word of God : and 
faid, I will argue it with yon, and maintain it that youfhallnot prove the 
Scriptures to be the Word of God: and after thefe two had donerea- 
foning (Brighter being all this while filent) the Presbyterian fai d to Wrigh- 
ter, lam now confirmed in it that you denyjthe Scriptures to be the Word 


Erreurs of the Sectaries. 

of God, becaufe being charged with it and fo Publiquely , you do not de- 
ay it. 

Among ail crn confufion and diforder in Church- matters both of opinions 
and praftifes, and particularly of all forts of Mechanicks taking upon them 
to preach and baptize, as Smiths, Tay!ors, "Shoemakers, Pedhrs, Wea 
ver?, &c. there are alfo fome worrtn-Prcichers in our times, who keep 
conftant Ltftures , preaching weekly ro many men and women. In Lincoln- 
fljire y in Houstnd and thofe p^its , rbere is a woman Preacher who preaches, 
(its certain) and ti- reported ah o (he baptiz^h , but thats not fo certain. In 
the ifleof Ely, (:hitifl nd of Errors and Sectaries) is a woman- preacher 
aifo : In Hartfrrdjbire allo there are fome woman preachers who take upon 
them at meetings to expound the Scriptures in Houfes , and preach upon 
Texts , as on Rom. 8. 2. But in London there are women who for fome time 
together, have preached weekly on every Tuefday about four of the clock, 
unto whofe preachings many have reforred. Ifh^ll particulaily give the Rea 
der an account of the preaching of two women, (one a Lace- woman that fells 
Lace in Cheapfide , and d arels in Be II. Alley in Col(m*nftrcet , and the other 
a Mjjors wife living in the Old B*rly) who about a Moneth ago , the fecond 
Tuefdtj in Decembtr ( as I rake it) did preach in Bftt- Alley in Colcmanjlrcct t 
the manner whereof is as follows (as I had ic from a godly Minifter of this. 
Ci:y, who was there preterit an eye and ear- witneilc of ir.) Three women 
came forth out of an inward room or chamber, incoihe room where they ufed 
to Exercife, and where fome company waited for to hear them; Thefe wo 
men came with Bibles in their hands , and went to a Table; the Lace- wo 
man took her place at the upper end ; the Gentlewoman the Majors wife 
fate on one fide by her; thethird woman ftood on the other fide of the Ta 
ble ; the Lace- woman at the upper end of the Table , turned her felf firft to 
this Gentlewoman, (who was in her hoods, necklace of Pearl , watch by her 
fide, and other apparel futable) and intreated her to begin , exrolling her 
for her gifts and great abilities ; this Gentlewoman refufed to begin, plead 
ing her weakneffe ; and extolling this Lace- woman who fpaketoher; then 
the Lace-woman replied again to the Gentlewoman, this was nothing but 
her humility and modetly , for her gifts were well known; but the Gentle 
woman refufed it again , falling into a commendation of the gifts of the Lace- 
woman ; whereupon this Lace- womin turned her felf to the company and 
fpaketo fome of them to exercife, excufing her felf that (he wasfomewhac 
indifpofed in body , and unfit for this work , and faid if any one there had 
a word of exhortation let them fpeak; but all the company keeping filent, 
none (peaking: Then the Lace. woman began with makinga fpeech to this 
purpofe, That now tho r e daycs were come, and that was fulfilled which 


3 ^_A Catalogue and Difrovt ry of 

was fpoken of in the Scriptures, That God would poure out of his Spirit up 
on the handmaidens , and they Ihould prophecy, and after this fueech (he. 
made a prayer for ahnoft halt an hour, and after her prayer took that Text 
If ye love me> keep nty Cammandements when flic hid read the Text, fhe la 
boured to Analy?,. 1 the Chapter as well as the could , and then fpake upon the 
Text, drawing her Doctrines, opening them, and making two uie*, for 
the fpacc of fome three quarters of an hour : when (he had done (he foake to 
the company, andfaid, if any had any thing to object againil any of the mat 
ter delivered, they might fpeak , forthac was their cuftome to give liberty in 
thatkinde ( but though there was a great company both of men and women) 
yet no man objected , but all held their peace : Then the Gentlewoman that 
fate at the fide of the Table, begantofpeak , making fome Apology chat (he 
was not fo fit at this time in regard of fome bodily indifpofiticns \ and fhe 
told the company fhe would fpeak upon that matter her Siller had handled, 
and would proceed to a Ufe of Examination , whether we love Chrift or no 
and in the handling of it, (he propounded to open what love was. and what 
were the grounds of our love , and how we (hould know it : and as fhe was 
preaching, one in the company cryed,/jcw^<?#r : whereupon (he lifted up her 
voice: but fome fpake the fecond time, fpcat^ottt , fothat upon this the Gen 
tlewoman was ditturbed and confounded in her difcourfe , and want off from 
that of love to fpeak upon i fohn 4. Of trying thefpirits , but fhe could make 
nothing*of it , fpeaking non-ience all along : whereupon fome of the compa 
ny fpake again, and the Gemlf woman went on fpeaking, jumbling toge 
ther feme things agairift thofe who dcfpifed the Ordinances of God , and the 
Miniftery cf the Word : and upon that fome prefent fpake yet once more, 
fo that fhe was fo amazed and confounded , that (he knew not what (he faid/" 
and was forced to give over and fit down : The Laee-woman who preaclW 
firft, feeing all this lookt uj>on thcfe who had interrupted her Sifter with an< 
angry bold countenance, ferting her face sgair.ft chcm , and (lie fell upon con 
cluding all wich prayer, and in her prayer the prayed to God about them who 
defpifed his Amb; (Tdors , and Minifters that he had fent inr,o the world to re 
concile the xvorld : whereupon fome fell a fpeaking in her prayer, .AmbafTa- 
dors, MmifterSj you AmbafTaddrs . wirh \vords ro thar purpofe : and upon 
thofe words fhe pray ed exprcfly that God \vouldfend fome vifible judge 
ment from heaven upon them : and upon thofe words fome of the company 
fpake aloud , praying God ro ftop her mouth , and fo (he was forced to give 
over: In brief , there was fuch laughing, confufion, and diforder at the 
meeting, that the Minifter profefTed he never faw the like : he told me the 
confufions, horror, and diforder which he faw and heard there, wasunex- 
and fo he left them , fearing hft the candles might have gone out 


maty Errwrs of the Scfi Aries* 

and they ruve fain to kill or mifcheifone another. The next Tuefday after 
there came a world of people , ro the number of a Thoufand firft ind laft to 
Bell- Alley, to hearthde women Preach (as an Inhabitant of that Alley rela 
ted ic to me) but thrfe women bccaufe of the multitude did not preach there, 
but preachun thtOid-Biily the fame day, and fince have Preached ina 
houfe near the French Church ; where, on Tuefday being the 30 of Decem 
ber , another Minifter heard them , and related that he Gw a great deal of 
lightm-fle and variuy among form: rhat were at that Exernfe. And on Thurf- 
diy che 8 of?**0*^ near the Fare i Church at one Mr. H/Ar,one Mris. Atto- 
\Vwjr (one of the women by all the ddcription of her fpoken of before tha: 
Preached in Bell- Alley) at three of the clcnk in the afrernoon Preiched, 
where about fif-y perfons men and women were prelcnt. In her Exercife fhe 
delivered n-any dangerous and hlfc Djftrincs : As, i. That it could not 
fUnd with the go>dntfl^ of God to damn his own creatures Erernilly, 

2. That- God the^arhcr did raign under the Liw ; God the Son under the 
Gofpd ; and now God the Father and God the Son arc miking over the 
Ktngdom to God the Holy Gho Jt , and he fhail be poured out upon all flefh. 

3. That there tliallbe a general reftauration, wherein ail men (hill be re 
conciled andfaved. 4. Ihtt Chrift died for all ; with feveral other Errors 
and conceit?. She told them for her part (he wa in the WilderntflV, waiting 
for the pouring out of the Spirit. When her Sermon was done, (which was 
above an hour) flie faid, If any one had any exception againft what ihe had 
delivered , (he was ready to give forth her light : and if they could demon- 
ftrare (he had Preached any Error , to hear them , fhe faid (h- wasjdclirous 
that all the glory fhouli be given to God , and was willing to impart or give- 
out that dram of light the Spirit had given her; thitihedtfired to lay down 
her Crown at the feet of Chrlft , and wilhed thit frame and confiifion 
mi^h: cover her face for ever if fhe had any confidence in her felf. After Hie 
had donefpeaking , a Siller Hood up fuft and objedcd whit warrant (he hid 
to Preach in rhismannir j the Preaching woman interrupted her and Cud the 
knew what ihe meint , that fhe ought onely to Preach to thofe that were 
under Baptifm: and further, fhe faid fhe difclaimed that (lie took upon her 
to Preach, but onely ro Exercife her gifts ; for, (he could not be evinced that 
any in the world this day living, had any Commiilion to Priich. Then her 
Sifter asked her whit warrant Ihe had to Exercife thus ; (he Anfwered, her 
grounds were I Pet. 4. I0, n. As every man hath received tfo gifts, &c and 
tnat in the 10. of the Hebrews, Exhort one another , and in the 3. oi MaUchi 
the \6. and in Titw, the elder Komcn ought to teach the yonder : Further 
fhe profefTjd, That when (he and bef Sifter begin that Exercife, it was to 
fame of their own Sex ; but when Ihe confidered the glory of God was mani- 


32 v-/* Catalogue and Difcwery of 

fefted in Babes and Sucklings, and that (he was defired by Tome to admit 
of all that p leafed to come, (he could not deny ro impart thofe things the 
Spirit had communicated to her: butftill her Sifter infifted upon the for 
mer objection , and faid (he ought not to Preach to the world ; and (aid (he 
would f f eak more freely, but that there was a multitude there. Then 
another Sifter fpake to this fecond Sifter , that truth fought no corners , why 
fhould (he fay fo ? Then a man ftood up and asked the Preaching- woman 
what (he meant by thofe who were under Baptifm: (he Anfwered , under 
a Gofpel order: He Replied, what was that? (he faid, all that were 
baptifed being nor believers. Then afecord was objected, Whobaprifed 
Simon Afagw, Ananiat and Sapkira ? Mris. AttoVvay Anfwered. (he doub;ed 
whether they did according to their Commtflion in baptifing them. In 
her prayer this (he- preacher prayed God that all thofe who were prefenr 
and did not acknowledge his weak ones that fpake for the fpiric of God, that 
he would difcover the iniquity of their hearts. She aifo in her prayer 
gave thanks for the occafion of their meeting, that they had been quiet 
without diftraftion, which they were not the former day .- and to the men 
prefent that brought an Argument for Infants Baptifm, (he gave anAnfwer 
to ir. He asked her what Bzptifmwas? (he Anfwered, (he was not very fit 
to Argue thofe Queftions , and went from the Table to the fire fide ; and 
then another Sifter faid, You have heard what was delivered, and may reft 
fatisfied. I was informed alfofor certain this week by a Minister who came 
out of Kent , that at Brafteed where Mr, SAltmarjk is Preacher , there is a 
woman Preacher, ( one at leaftif not more ) in which company befides 
Preaching, cis reported ( as this Mins&er faith , very commonly ) that they 
break Bread alfo, and every one in their order. 

IN Seytemberhb, ^Die 25. beirg at a Merchants houfe in London , there 
came in one Mr. T. who related that in his Family there were but four per- 
fons , himfelf, his wile, a man, and a maid- 

A Citixen well affeded. fervant , andfairhhe, we are of (everal Churches 

and wayes ; I arn of the Church of Englaxd, 

tny wife was of one Mr. lades Church ; but (he is fain off from that Church 
( as many others have ) and is now of none , doubting whether there be 
any Church or no upon the Earth j my maid- fervant is of Taut Hobfons 
my man belongs to a company of which there are fome twenty or more 
young men , who meet together to Exercife , but (ing no Pfalms , abo 
minate the hearing of our Minifters , keep none of our dayes of Failing nor 


Errors of the SfStsr/cs. 3 3 

In July laft, about the 16 day, I was informed from good funds of perfons 
living in Colckfftcr, that there were fome Sectaries of that Town, who held 
the day of judgement was fuddenly to come, and an Earth quske would be 
( in thacmoneth. They made a Qucftion, Whether they (hould lay in 
any prcvifions againft Winter ; bu: all their fpecch was of preparing to go to 
Jemfalem, from whence they fauuld bcukcn up : They moved one Mrs. /,/. 
wno is a Seeker, to go with them ; bu: (he aniwered, (he was not provided 
for fuch a journey : So-ne of them went up to London to fpeak with a^-iv (** 
they reported) who acquainted them with chefe rasfcers, and gave tucm di 
rections about their journey. 

Her^ is one Paul Hob on a Taylor, who comes out of Buckingham fare, and 
is now a C ip:ain, hiving been in che Annies, who huh been i Preacher a 
great while: This man when he was in the Army, where ever he came, he 
would Preach publikely in the Churche?, where ho could g:t Pulpits, and pri 
vately to the Souldirrs ; the fubjcA muter of his Sermons was much agiinft 
Duties, and of Revelations, what God hid revealed to him; he was a means 
to corrupt fomc precious hopeful young men who went out of London and 
prc-athing one time againft Holy Duties, (as an understanding nun who heard 
him, rehted tome and other company) he fpake thus : / y? M once M legal M 
a*j of you cur. 6c. 1 durft never a morning but fr.ij , nor nev:r a n^ u b:forc J 
\*entt9 Bed but praj : I Aurft not e*t a tit of BrcA.i, but I %avt tkanty : I 
diUjprayrdaxd Kept for my fins, I /.W almyt} \Vf out my y:s \\ith 
forro\* for fin : But l*nt perfoadedVffhc* I ufcd all the fe duties, i had not one 
jot of Godinm . ThisT^W Hobfin is one of thofc \\hofe hai;d is fubfcribed 
to the Confcfiion of Faith of the A**b.*ptifts, fee forch laft Winder. This Pwl 
Hobfon preached tn Netcpvn-Pagiel, and thereabout, in contempt of the 
Ordinance of Parliament made the laft eXpiV: A r :cr hi was once taken and 
queltoned for ir, and let go, h: comes back again -,nd does i: ins feconi tiai/, 
in con-empr of the Governor of Ne^p-t-P^d tint then was, and 
haved hi.nfflf ; alfowhen apprehended, u:tering 

manv bold and fcJicious fpecches ; that th-y l --~ M-^cr Prynus Fic(1> Dif- 

Vr fftt/ ! . acejtt tint their friends in the Houfc of Com covery ^ Ne <v Li 3 hts > 
mo*s of their b*d ufagf t that they were rcfolved P ft< E 
to make this biifinefle the Lading cafe of the Kingdcm i or ull t h godly pxrtj ; 
adding, that if the godly *Hd*el-affeledpartj Were thus perfected, they fatt Id 
be ton cd to m*ke a. Korfe breach then that \\M yet, \*l;en they bad di,;e Veith the 
Ki^sp.i-ty j and faying, Khenthey had made an end of the fr. {r Kith the Cava 
lier s> thtyfbovld be freed to raife 4 ncto Army to fight Kith th ew : The matter 

E e of 

5 4 <-xf Cat ah ?ue and Difedwrf f 

jfc^ji^^aaan^* ^L^"" | .- r - J .~- .^p 1 . 1 - 1 -__ _--, ^ 1^1 TTZZIZ . ^^ 

of Hob fen and his confederates preaching there, was againft our Church, Mi- 
faiftery, Childrens Baptifm, fome of them boaftir;g of working miracles, arid 

rafting Devils out cf men poffefled ; all which the 

Mr. Prjvnes frclh Difcovery, Reader may finde in Mr. Prjnnes Book called, A 
P 3 S 3- frefh Difcovcrj of Nefr Lights and then urn of 

them aflertcd the fecond time, in a Book intituled, 

Mr, Trjnncs Lycr confound- 7-^ j er confounded, vr a breif ^Refutation f John 
* Po * 1 *** Lilburns Lyes and Calumnies. Sir Sumkel Lul^e 

ferithioiup here for a camempt againft an txprtiTc: Ordi; arceof Parliament, 
and the bufim (Tj was referred co a Commitcee, who heard and read the Exa 
minations of the Wirn< {Te 3 and the proofs of the charges againfl him, but I 
know not how ic came abour, inftead of fome exemplary punifhment, this 
Hob fen wasprcfcmiy a: 1 berty and preached rhe very next Lords day in Moor- 
fie/dsoT thereabouts (as I am informed from good hand?) and preaches ever 
jihceon week day es and Lords dayes : Every fPtdncf day in Finsbury-felds 
In Checfyer-ttlej in the Afternoon he preaches, where fome three or four 
moneths 3go he preached on Col. 3. If ye be rifen frith Cbrift, feckjke things 

that are above, bft& faid,Tettrerifeto above the LaVo, 

FrfH/Ho^pag.47. Chrift and above the World. This Hobfon hath Printed a 
the cftca^not the caufe of the Book o f Sermons which he hath preached, in 
3/> 1 3- Chrift the effcd which there are many E ror,, As Chrift d d not by 
not the caufe. kti death purchaje life axajatvatto for a//, no not for 

the tie ft. For it ^M not the end of God in the comix? 

of Chrift, to purchafc love and life ; but Cknft him/elf Was pure ha fed bj love 
that he might mal>e out love, and purchafetu to love, for hrift c<*me not (o recon 
cile God to WAn^ bt man to God. : Secondly, That tl.e unttion Vehich the Saints 
Arefaidte receive from the Holy Onc> I John 2. 20. it one Veith the Ckriflhoodof 
(Chrift. Befidcs thefe, there are many {trains of Antincmiantfm, Libertinifm, 
and unwholefome words which are not according to godlineffe, in that Trea- 
tife of Difcevery of Truth, -pag.6^, 65, 66. 

He hathalfo lately Printed a Difcourfe againft Baptizing of Children, up 
on occafionof that Difputation that (hould have been between Mr. CaUrny 
and fome of the Anabaptift?, and now he gives out that he is fent for by a 
Colonel to come to Sriftol to do fome fervice there, ( as if he had not done 
mifcheif enough in London) and truly tis a fad thing, that in all the Towns 
and Cities (for the moft part,) taken by the Parliament forces , this fhould be 
the fruit of ir, That Errors and Herefks fhould abound there, and Sectaries 
of all forts get places of profit and power, and be the men all in requeftfor 
Oiiices and imp!oyments. I have been told from a good hand, of a Letter 
lately writ: en from BriftoJhom a very godly man that lives there, and is well 


many Errtrfof the Se&arits. 3 J 

known to be fo , to a godly Minifter in this City of London thac hach fome 
relation to Briftol , the contents whereof are as 
follows : * That h:rc at Briftol none of the ToVns- 

m enorCountrejaret.k^ ^ ^ojedinanj ^^^^ 
fervice, or put into anjpUce, or lookt upon Kith any 

rcfrett that arc ydlj, unlefe th?y be men of the Ne*> Light and Ne* Vaj, but 
Malignant* are rather preferred before them ; and if thing* go on flow, 1 MM 
have the Kingdom, or words to this efted. 


Here is one Lam who was a Sopeboyler, and a Church that meets in 
^ Bfti-ASej in Colfmanftreet, called Lams Church : This man and hb 
Church are very Erroneous ftrange Doctrines being vented there continually, 
both in preaching and in way of difcourfing and reafoning, and ftrange things 
alfo done by them both in the time of their Church-meetings, and out of them. 
Many ufe to refort to this Church and meeting, the houfe, yards full, efpecially 
young youths and wenches ftock thither, and all of them preach universal 
T^demption. In their Church meetings, and Exercifes there, is fuch a confjfi. 
on and noife, as if it were at a Play ; and fome will be fpeaking here, fome 
there: young youths and boyes come thither, and make a noife while they 
are at their Exercifes, and them of the Church will go to make them quiet, 
and then they fight one with another. Lam preaches fometimcs (when he can 
get into Pulpits ) in our Churches. On the fifch of November 1644, he 
preached at Grace Church in Londo^ where he had a mighty great Audiencr, 
and preached ttniverfal Grace, the Arminian Tenets ; and he preaches in the 
Coumreysup and down : he preached at Gilford in Surrey^ in one of the 
Churches, about the beginaing of September^, and would have preached 
at Godalmi*g rhe fame week, fome coming to the Minifter for leave, and the 
Minifter denying, Lam came himfelf to him to have had the ufe of his Pulpit 
on a Lords day. This Lam with one Oats and others of that Church, ufe 
to travel up and doxvn the Countreys to preach their corrupt Doftrines, and 
to Dip. Lam and Oats were at that time when he preached ^.Gilford, 
going to Po tfaouth ; and at another time an gjfex Minifter rold me, that 
Lam and one Tomlins wi:h others , were travelling in Efex to do the 
Devils work, and thac thefe men were fent down from the Church as a 
Church Aft inro the County of Effx to make Difciples and propagate 
their wav, and indeed into moft Counties of England (where thefe men can 
go with fafety) fome Emiffiries out of the Sectaries Churches are fent to in- 
fecT: and poyfon the Counties, fome one of Lams, fome OIK of Kifmf, fome out 
of othcts. About Septembtr laft, one Kiffi* an Anabaprift went his progrefle 

Ee i in 

3 6 A Catalogue And Difcovery ef 

aj;d did a great deal of hur: : and I have been informed ft cm good 
hands, by the nieans of fome that are acquainted and intimate with them, thac 
notonely 1 -niffanes from London go into thefenigher Counties, as Ejftx. 
Kent, Suffolk^, Hartford, Cambridge, &c. but into Torl^fhire and thoic 
Northern parts (fince reduced to the Parliament; and no doubt aifo into the 
: and foveral Sectaries wenteaily to Briflol and thofe parts, as one 
Matter f Bacon t Simonds, &c. and into Wales alfo, fo that we are like to have a univerlal Leprcfie over-fpred this whole Kingdom : I pray 
God keep it out of Ireland; and I kept Scotland by Gods mercy, and the 
benefit of the Pro by tern! Government will keep it out there. But to return 
to Lam and his Chinch in their Church- meetings, they have many Exercifers, 
in one meeting i wo. cr three, when one hath done, there s fometimts d ffrr- 
ence in the Church who ftuii Exercife nex% tis pu: to the Vote, fome for e ne, 
fome for another, feme for Brother Tench, feme for Brother JBat, fome for 
Brother O. .ts> and ftrangers who come thither, will make a cry, and cry out 
for whom they like beft as well as the Church, as a young man oi Jp/ vrich 
coming thither of novelty, and the Qjcftion being put, who fliould Exercife 
next, Brother S^r, or Brother> hecryedour, Brother Bat, Bro her 
Bat ; in this Church \is ufual and lawful, not onely for the company to iland 
upandobJLftagairifttheDoftnne delivered when the Exerciser of his gifts 
hath made an end, but in the midft of ir, fo thar fometimts upon feme {land 
ing up and objcding, there s pr and con for almoft an hour, and falling out 
among themfdves before the man can have finiflied his Dlfcourfe. Outs who 
is a great Dipper and Preacher among them, delivered in Bell Alley inCc/e- 
manftrect not long ago, That the Do^rme of Gods eternal Slettion andPre- 
deftination Was a damnable ^DoUrine and Error and in the fame fince 
the Difputationfhould have been between Matter Calamy and the Anabap- 
tifts, this Oats Preached , That tkeir Dilatation fbould be forbidden by th 
Civil Magistrate ) ^?M the gre ate ft a front that ever KM offered to Jefiu Chrift, 
fince the fir bidding of Peter s,nd John to freak, in the Name of Cknfl. Of this 
Lams Church there is one Mills, who married a wife, and when he had got 
hereiute, would keep company no longer with her, nor will allow. her any 
thing ; fa- hath often combined to the Church of him, but they jeer her ; 
(he hath followed him , bur he is ready toftrikeher (as fhe complains) and 
can have no rcdrefle ; the Members of this Church are generally loofe, many 
of them turn Seekers, and flight the Scriptures much. In the latter, end of the 
Lords day m;-ny perfons, foroeof other feparate Churches, and fume of cur 
Cl.urc :s v ii) go to this LAWS Church for novelty, becaufe of the difputes 

w r -ngS ngs thi: will be there upon Queftlons, all kinde of things ftarted 
and v er.icd alaxft, and fevtral companies in the fame room, fome fpcaking in 


one pare, fome in another. On a Lords day lately in Lams Church in the Eve 
ning, there were three or lour companies wrangling together, and putting 
.qutftions, lome maintaining thac.the regenerate part in a childe of God was 
perfect, as alfo one Mr. 1 J . u Member of Mr. John Goodwins Church, reafon* 
ed for a pcflnility of racn to be favcd wl^o are not ehft^d. Upon the Ordi* 
nance ot Parliament coming.forth aguinil mens Preachings who are nor or- 
diined Mimfters, the laft Lord Mijor having information of Mechanicks 
Preaching in Colettt**ftrcet, appointed fome Officers to go and fee: they 
coming to the hcufe where Lams Church was in 2? <//-////>/, took a young 
man about twenty ycers of a^e a Weaz er, and Lam y at their Exercifes : the 
Church abufed thefc Otficer*, and called thtm perfecurcrs, and perfecuting 
Ragles; but Lam give.bettcr wo ds v and dt fired they might be lee alone till 
they had finished their Ex^rciiV, and they would irx>n their words meet 
tht m, and be for h-coming a; tny Lord Mayors houfe about (ix of the clock ; 
whereupon the Olficers g ve them that liberty, and according to their words 
they came; being brought before the, Lord Mayor that t hern was, his Lord- 
fhip asked the young man firlt, why he preached, and whac warrant he had ? 
hhanfwer cothe. Lord Mayor was, Lord open t wttmj Hps> andmy mouth 
Jhtill (beV? forth thy fra^c : optned hU month, and he muft fitto forth 
qods praifc. Mv Lord anfwtred Him, Hf mi^htfb:^ forth the praife of god in 
the d^ c barge of hu C*lim^ and othfr-^i/f in his & a private Chrifiian t 
My Lord asked him, ho^> long he had been a Preacher ? he anfvvered, ever fincc 
he hadbten a "Difc iple : my Lord aked him, koVv long that had been ? he an- 
fwered, -ever fwe .he K*s baptized : tny Lord replied, h*tltjo>tr mouth been 
opened ever (i*ce jour infancy ? he told my Lord, hit Infants Baptism Vvat no 
Baptifm; but h: hid been r B*pri z,rd not above fix monethj. Then my Lord 
fpake toLamot his Preaching, fiyfng, Ton have tran^grejfed an Ordinance of 
Parliament he made anfwer, No, for kt-toas A Preacher called and chofen by 
R>form(d a Church & nj \*& ixtbe Ko-ld. My Lord cook Bail of them to 

anfwcr u before & Commirtec of Parlianvm, .and th-y appearing, were com 
muted for a wh-1 , and then lee ouc by the means of fome friends they have, 
and have preiched fince more openly and frcqucn ly ihen before ; fo that the 
late Mayor when iefaw rhat the Committees of Parliament fuffored their 
own Ordnances to bcr thus cont( mned, committed no more of ihern, neither 
do:h this prefcnt Lord Mayor, ^eingit is in vain. 


Ow unto all the former Seftiriesboth in Ciry and Count rey 1 mihc 
adde a particular Relation of thefc follow : ng: One Kiffini greit aftivc 
I, one Patience his fellow Preacher, that would not befuffcred in 

3 8 A Catalogue And Difcovery of 

One Matter Cox who came out of ^Devon/hirty an Innovator, 
and grear time- ferver in the Btfhaps time, that againft the will of the Biflhop 
of Exettr, Doctor H<*U his Diotefan, brought in Innovations into his Parifh 
Church, (us fome godly people chut came out of thofe parts have informed 
me) who hath put out a Pamphlet, called , A Declaration concerning the pub- 
like Difpute Vvhich fhould have been in the publike meeting Hottfe of AldermA*- 
bury, the third of December concerning Infants Baptifm : One Thomas Moor 
of Lincolnj7)ire a great Stctay and Maniftftarian that hath done much mif- 
cheif in thofe parts : One Matter W*llin a Seeker, and a dangerous man, a 
ftrong head : One Matter Robinfon, who is commonly reported to be the 

Author of that Book called Liberty of Confcience, 

Maftcr Prynncs Difcovcry of Printed in the yeer 1643. and by Matter Prynne 
New Lights, pag. 9 . yU. f poke o f as tnc fuppoled Author of many other 
Ltlvurns Letter to Maftev / i \ n i A <? / T -IL A i- c 

Prynne. VIL Letter to a fcan dalous Books : One John Lilburn, a darling of 

friend of Ins from ptifon. the Sectaries, who hath Printed ftrange Letters 

"rid. Lil. Innocence and truth againft Matter Trynne^ the Parliament, the Ordi- 

jaftified. Letter to Lilburn nance of Tithes, the Aflfembly and Black-coat^ 

of Englands lamentable Oa- and halh cafried himfelf in an unp araleird way of 

very and remedy. Vii- Dr. . / , j r A L 

M^c^juft defence againft i^olency and contempt of Authority, a great 
the calumny of John Lilburn. ftickler in the meetings at the Wtndmtl Tavern, 

and drawing up Petitions for the Parliament, at 

which meetings he hath fpoken ftrange things, and in which Petitions ftrangt 
claules have been inferred, (as godly Ghriftians, ear and eye-witnefTcs have 
informed mej a man who pretends great piery, hoiineffe, and fufFcring for 
the truth of God, as his own Books, and his friends Letters of him give out ; 
and yet from good hands of godly Minifters and others, he is reported to be 
a man of a loofe life, prophaning the Lords day in Sports, one who is a Play 
er at Cards, one who will fit long with company at Wine and Tipling, and 
.hath done all he hath done for money ; Printing Dr. BaftVeick? Books for 
money in the Bifaops times tofet up witfe, wemoir in the Parliaments fer- 
vice, being foneceflitous before the Wars, that he knew not what to do for 
himfelf and his family ; and it may without all breach of charity be judged, 
thathe hath Printed ieveral Pamphje:s (which being uniicenfed, and of fuch 
kinde of Arguments, fell dear,) and abufed the Parliament fo intolerably and 
fearfully feveral waye?, and all to get money. One M . Bacon who was fome- 
times of Glccefter , and Preached feveral Erroneous Doctrines, and after 
canviftion and all fair dealing with him, being incorrigible, was caft out of 
Glocefter, but here in London hath been entertained in the houfe of a grest 
man, one "2 arber an Anabaptift about Thrednee&leftreet. One Matter Bachilor, 
the Licenfer general of Books, not onely of Independent Doctrines, but of 


Errors if ifa SfftAritt. 

fiooks for a general Toleration of all Stds, and againft Fcedo Baptifm, &c. 
One Randal wno preiches about Spittle yard, a great Ancinomian and Fami- 
lli, am, not a loof: life, and laig: confcience ; but there would be no end of 
narningall. I ftnil give abrtif Relation of two more onely, and that (hall 
futficeforprefsrr. The \\ ill is one Mr. Kno\\lt t who would not be fuflfcred 
in NeW En^Und: Bu: about four yecis ago came into old England ; he 
pre.ched at Ckriftcpkers Church bchinde th Exchange t a li tie afrer his 
coming over, That the /> o\ prescribed L) furors, a* the Bcol^of Common- 
Trajer, KM Idolatry, Anl all they t^at ufcd it fiwld he d .mned j and it was de 
livered fo abfoliuely wirhout any condition of repentance or forfakirg it, 
that it wuchdmled : f nis mm a little after difcovered himfelf to be an An- 
liromiin, and was in a Brotherly way del: wir h by Tome Minifters meeting at 
K r. Cl*mi(s ; and af:er fo;ne reafoning and debate (if my memory doth not 
tx:rcrnely fail me, nhicii icft:ldcai do:n in matters of this nature) he and 
Mr. Mmpfo* the A:;tinomiah, fet their hands to a Paper drawn up of feme 
i^ropcfi.ions , concerning the Moral LaW and the Ten Commandments de 
livered by Alofts ; and ) et :>f:er that complain s were made to the Minifters 
by fome godly Chrifiiansof ei:her one or both, preaching ar;ainft thofc points 
they had fubfcribed , This KnvVrls went into the Army which was under the 
command of the Earl of Afancheftfr, where he did a great deal of mifcheif j 
and afterwards coming to London, Preached at ^-W in Cbfap/idv openly 
agamft Chiidrens Baiwfm, which then give fo groat cfF.nce, that he Was 
complained of to the Parliament for that Doctrine ; whereafter fomc time 
hee;tinefree, went down \ntoSnffilk, and there plaid his reaks not onely 

*^ f+ l* /"l I /" I . ^-V 

getting up the Pulpits when the Sermon or Lcclures had been ended, againft 
the will of theMinift-rand PariOi, fothit there were Riots andTu- 
muksby his mein^fo ;hat he was fen- up by fome in Authority in that County, 
wirh Articles and Comphinrs againft him to a Committee of Parliament: 
and after he go: cff from that Committee (35 the c ecT:aries finde too many 
friends in Committee?, of which there are many fad examples) he goes, and in 
tne heart of London, in great St. Uellcn^ next door to the publike Church, 
keeps in the time of publike worship hi? meetings, where for a long rime 
great refort was to him, fome of the NJcighbots having told me, tint accord 
ing to their eftimation they could not judge the number Icfle then icoo, which 
many dayes reforted thirher : and after his Landlord would fuffer kimto 
ftay no longer, now in Tir.sburj "Fields he is fet up, nnd hath made a great 
meetiog houfe by breaking one Room into another (as I am informed alfo.^ 


40 A Catalogue and Difiovery. of 

And laftly, this Kno &ls is cne oi them who dates keep publike Duplications 
(thongh it is wtli known he is a weak man, and forry Difputant) wich Miru- 
fter* of the City agatnft Pcedo-Baptifm, and is one of them whole hand is 
fubfcribed ro the Declaration lately pur forth concerning the pijblike Difpute 
which (hoiild hsve ocen concerning Infants Bapdfm. 

Thelaft of all is one Mr. peters, the Solicker General for the Seciane?, 
whocameout of NS& England dx>vi fouryeers and four moncths ago, con 
cerning whofe Preaching, pra&ifes and proceedings in City and Countrey I 
could writes whoie Book, hiving received certain informations from hontft 
intn, ear and eye-witneffesof his Preichirg and carriage; but it is too long 
to tell you what he hath vented againft the Affembly, Presbytery, the Re 
formed Churches, Directory, yea, and Parliament in his way, and how he 
hath pleaded for Antinornians, Anabaptifts feveral times, and how often in 
Pulpits he ta:h taken his leave of Old England, and every Spring for fome 
yeers told them of his prefent going to Ifeft England. : This man is an Ubi- 
quitary here and there, in this Countrey, and that Countrey, in the Army, 
and at Z0dfo : Whenever flhe Independents or fome other Sectaries are a- 

bout any great defigne or bufinefle , he muft be 

A known godly man of fome fent for, though from the Army : As for inftance, 
quality in Lmdon prefent at at the fiege of Briftot, when almoft ready to-be 
:t,n m g t|eS s ;L1 "^n in the height of Aftion he muft come up 
me, that he heard him with f rom his char g e Co London, to go ride about the 
his own mouth relate that to Countreys of Kent , Svjfix, Bark/hire, Buckin- 
be the end of his coming, ghamfoire^&c. to ftir them up Co chufe good Par- 
And for the Weft, fuchand jjament men ; of whofe Preaching at Rej&fo, 
fuch great Commanders i Green ft eae j & Ct J couU g ; ve th e Reader an at! 
the Army fwhoml fcrbareto . n b . . . 

name) would take a care of count, but that I muft ftudy brevity. And now 
that. that their defigue for a Toleration hath lately more 

rigoroufly been profccuted and pnrfued then 

heretofore, I am perfwaded Mr. Petrrs late coming up from the Army ha h 
been in relation to thar, though there may be fome other ends too of his 
coming. And Mr, Peters is fo bold, daring, and active for the Sedraries, that 
againft all their own Church-principles (their mcft facred, rhat of che power 
of the Church) Mr. peters is kept here, snd muft not go to Neto England : 
Ariel for that I will tell rhe Reider this ftory, Mr. Peters had expreflfe Letters 
from the Church of which he is a Minifter, without sll excufe or longer delay 
to come away to NeVo England as this laft Summer ; himfelf meeting a Mini- 
ftcrof my fpecbl acquaintance, told him, I am now going for Note England 
fhortly : To whom my friend fsid, 1, you have been long a going, 1 will not 
beleeve it. Mr. Peters rcplysd,!, but now I go, certainly I muft, the Church 


many Errors of the Scffaries. 

me th.s, arxl many more par 
ticulars of their ru.c;ing$. 

* No Presbytcri m Synoa! or 
Afiembly ever took that 
prwcr upon them ngainft the 
cxprcfle call of the Churcfc, 
and without hearing the 
Church fpcak fo pcrcmptori. 
ly, to determine. 

hath commanded, written peremptorily for me, and drew out the Letters. 
Bat upon occafion of rhe Churches writing thus for Mr. Afters going to 
Nf\* England, there were * meetings of feveral 

Independent Matters (of the Grandees) to con- A S odl y Mfetfter wfeo was 
fult and rcfolve this cafe cf Confcience about Mr. P rcf - ! 
Peters going, confidering the peremptory call or 
the Church ; the refult and iflje of rhcfe rnce:ingf 
wa?, Thar Mr. Peters being foufefal a man here, fhould not go, bu: (lay in 
England ; and the objection of the command of the Church being urged, it 
was anfwered and foRefolved,* That if the Church 
were twentyXihurchesthat fent for him,he Qiould 
not go. I will onely particularly fpeak of one 
psfTige in \\i. Peters Sermons, A: then I have done 
with him. He harh frequency in City and Coun- 
trey i \ many places, as at Chflmtford in Effrx,wd 
at leveral Churches in London t Preached, That if 
it were not for Livings of Two or three hundred 
pounds a yecr, there would be no difference between the Presbyterians and 
Independents (wickedly and malicioufly infinuitiug to the people) as if the 
Presbyterian Minifters oppofed the way of Independent, and ftood for 
Presbytery, bccaufeof great Livings-, a thing cur fouls abhor, and could by 
many demonft rat ions rffure : But I will onely fay 
this, That fee afide * D^c^or Barges 400. 1. ptr 
An^um, fomtich fticking in rhe ftomicksof rhe 
Independents, 1t will be found that feveral of 
them hive greater miintenance,& better outward 
Accommodations, of Seqaettred houfe, Libraries 
^Ven rhem,pref< rmenr for child ren ,frirnd*;witho- 
iher adnnesgesftcficte their maintenance in their 
private Churches, rhen any Presby terras hive 
tf at I know of: And T believe it would be found 
upon fearch, That Mr Peters the Independent, 
hath had Two or three hundred pounds a year, 
and better fome years fmee he came over into 
EmUnd : He hath had rhe Archbifhops Library 
given him, a hundred pounds in money at once by the Houfc of Commons, 
his pay in the Army (though he hefo much out of it) he bought (as I am 
tdd from thofe that know it) of * Apparel,Hang- 
inpt, and fuch likr, at one time; as he could not get Flundrccl goodi> 

Uffethcn Two or three hundred pounds by, btfides all the fums of money 

* f chat 

* Th s Sum exceeds not the 
ycnrly value of what he rmh 
cheerfully parted with, fmce 
the beginning of this Par- 
liaurient (as I have good In 
formation) befidcs the 1 1 oo 1. 
of his own pcrfonal Eftate 
j Monry to the Txt^/^c 
@tofc > nocwithfftanding his 
great charge of Children. 
To fay nothing of his in 
defatigable Aftivcncfle tor 
the Parliament in the Ccun- 
try,City, Aimy 8c Aflcmbly. 

42 A Catalogue And Difcovery of 

rhil have been given him for his pains in Ireland, and Holland : And I believe 
it he be well called to an account by the Committee of Accornprs, for ail the 
moneys he hath received in Kent in the full or fecond years of the Wars, 
Red ali the moneys ioi fending poor Children over isto AMV England^ \viih 
Receipts in other places, which I may not hear *f 3 nor cannot give fo good 
areafonof asof the former : it maybe found an Independent hath had as 
good a Living, Two or three hundred pounds a year, and that free of ail 
Taxes,- as any Presbyterian in theft time.*, wich his Paifoaageof Three or 
ur four hundred a year. And this may fuffice for a Narration of the 
proceeding- of feveral great Sectaries. Now I will adde a few remarkable 
paflages, and fo come to the third Part of this Book, the Coraliarks arid Ob- 
fa rations upon the whole. 

Extratt of. ffco Letters lately Written. 

GOod Mr. Edftards, my hearty thanks premifed for the Letters received 
tromyouthe iaft week : I am mucb"coinfori:ed,and fo are all with ui,thac 
pray for the peace of Jer,ttfalem\ thit the C.iry, both Minifters and People, aie 
for the greater part fo united in their defire of Government, and for the 
fupprefiion of Schifrn that Gangiensour Church and State. Things are in 
a fid pofture with us, giddy people have all encouragement from forne that 
are, in place, to Separate from communion with us: They grow very bold and 
infolent; no Migiftrare dares con ; .roul them ; let Minifters bur. do their du 
ties in confuting their Opinions, the mourns of men are rilled with obftrepe- 
rpusclimours againfttnem: Many Minifters that affcft popularity, though 
otherwifeOrthodi Xj grow meally mouthed, and dare notapen their mouths 
againft them, bat (land in a condition of Neutrality, till they fee whieh.way 
the wind will blow. The Directory and AiTembly are much fcorned and 
flighted. One of our graved Lecturers (I wiili I could fay difcreeteftj hath 
ever fince cur meeting abouf Chffical Affrmblies, opened hirrifelf with much 
brrt-erneflfe againft ;he Parltimenr, Aflfembly, aad Scotifli Government, calling 
the Parliament ftout-hearted, the Aflembly a rorten company, theGovern- 
roeat Ecclefiaftiul in Scotln^ 3 a fii hy ftinking -Government : the Inde 
pendents do out-wit and out-ac3: their Brethren that diflTent from them. Its 
a fad thing to think that fo much blood hath been fpilc, and vaft fums of money 
fpent, if in the end we fhould have a Toleration : O what prcmifts have we 
had of Uniformity in Religion, both in Doctrine and Difcipline 1 But the 
Sons of Zcrviah are too ftrong for us, Sed /edit in coelis arbiter Aqusu ; and: 
iii y of the City raifes up my hopes 3 that God will confound all Ma- 


Errors of the Sett&ries. 

chiveiian policies, for that liberty that will no: ftand witfn hr.ftiani;y, and 
the Kingdomi fafety, lam ghd to hear tha- you <re appearing in Print a- 
gain, Ipdi j tufty. Never any rhirg was written fincc the Parliament began, 
that give fotul! fuhf.tttion, nor that gave thefe Incendiaries of oar times fuch 
an incurable wound as your laft Book did. A* I am wririiig one fends me 
Mr. Burroughs Book of ;h. dwiiions of our times I look into the middle of 
ir, where he labours to make the Prehtical and P esbyterial parties the 
caufes of all out broyles; fodo your Cur-purfes ina croud cry our, Beware 
if the Cut pxrfe. I hope in orve of your Books you have waflr off the dire this 
Bin throws in our faces : muchtviry where is written agiinft the Presby- 
teml Government wichout controul: I commend you and your great un~ 
dertakings to his Blefling and Protection, whofe Name is our ftrong Tower, 
an4 reft 

)an*ary 7. f 9Hr fcHo\\>. labourer and 

1 6 4 5 fvffertr in the Lords toot {. 

Mr dear Brother 4 Frimd, I know not to whom almcft in the world 
co communicate my fclf as to you in the perpetual troubles of this 
Towa-. The laft Faft day Mr. E. did in pnblike name the publike Preacher 
in his Sermon, as the principal Author of all 

this * uprore; and that all mifthiefs were aft- * The * P rcre was that on 
ed under the wings of the publike Preacher, he the 25 of December Lift, 
not diftin^uifhing between Independents and common ly ca ^ cd ckriftm&s 
other Setts: And bc-canfe two years fincc I ^y, the Apprentices would 
madeaveryrnort Apology why I Preached on fc n VJ ^ of t t 
Chnflmatdtj, he cryed up Mr. S. his Antagonift Town were (hut, and fom c 
for a holy Saint of Cod : oM Mr./ 7 , for a glo- bein^opcn, the Apprentices 
nous Sainr, and that every (lone the Boys c^ft in a tumultuous diforderly 
it him, w a Jewel, comparing the pretended Tr ^ and T U i W h u VC 

AKorrrtrc f^ /- r rri thck- Ihut up, and when they 

Abettors to Cutpurfa Thiwes, togies. He com- were fllut B j tJlB Apprentices 
plained how the Sainrs were perfccuted alive ard departed. 
dead, and give inihnce in an Anabaptift which 

the lail week Mr. C. Miniftcr,ftaid for fome time from bcinp buried, denyins 
him in hii life time all his Dues, bur told rhe peop!e this poor man fhall judge 
them at the hft day. Here comes News down of a Toleration and the Secta 
ries favyhry hive Letters inform rherryhac they thail yet tread uoon the necks 
of Gods Enemies. Goodman ,5". the hit Night x>uld rot hold the glorious 
News, but (aid their friends m the Parli.itm-nt told them rhey fhall have a To 
leration. All things here tend to apparent mifchief ; communicate thefc tlvng* 

Ff 2 


44 A Catalogue and Di fewer] of 

to Mr. E. and the Afaibly men ; feed me word what is fit to do to vindicate 
my felf ; to fuffrr it is intolerable. My yearly means befides is detained : Some 
Minrfters chat tome weeks fince were Presbyterians, have declared themft Ives 
the laft week tantttm-non Independents. Dear friend,, for Chrifts fake niinde 
me in this bufmcfle, for it* conceived abroad, tlntl am the Authot of all dif- 
orders here, a&d ;hat which Iks near my hem, is r That fame Presbyterians 
think ib, and fo dsftroj their own inEercfc 

Thin* in fefa Chrift, 

HAving given the Reader a particular Narration of many of the Sectaries, 
with a true copy of feveral Letters, and an Exrracl of others : I will 
adde a few remarkable Pdlages concerning their, and fo come to the tkird 
and laft part of this Bock. Oft the 24 of December hft, a Ciirzen of good 
worthin this City related to tne at his own hcufe in the hearing of many c- 
thers, That on Monday being the 22. of December going to hear Mr. TSridgc 
Preach on Ftthftrcet-Hill, in the Chancel of that Church, a little before the 
Sermon began,he faw a man with fome people gathered aboutrmn, fpeakiog to 
them j and heard him fay.Tta* men i the later daycs (fpeaking of thefe tia>e^) 
Jhvftld have ntore light then the Apt/Iks had,andthat Vtejhonldnot tye our felvet 
to,the imperfection s of the Af oft les. About the beginning ot May hft, a judi 
cious godly Minifter who came out of the Countrey, told me in thehesrirg 
of a Gentleman alfo, that the Sectaries fay they have Grievances : i . The Af" 
fcntbly of Divines. 1. The Scotch Army. 3. The Committee ef both Kingdoms. 
4, The Houfe of Peer s. 5. The Hottfe of Commons medling thus Veithmtvers 
ef Rdigion. Novemb. laft the 1 1. I was Informed for certain, from ihe tciV- 
raony of anhoneft godly man, that would not tell an untrvi h lor Ten thou- 
fand pound, who was alfo an Ear- -wirnefle, Thit at Kijfins the Anab iptifts 
Church, when their Exercifes were finifhed, a Paper vvss given in to this ef 
fect, which was read to know a Reafon, why they m<t every firft day of tkt 
Vvfel^, according to tbe evftom of the Nations ? tsfr.d Vfhy about Nine of the 
clotty according to the cvihm of the Nations? A*d $fhy ihc) Preached and 
frayed fo long> according to the cuftom of the Tuitions ? At the fame time alfo a 
w-oman fpakein that Church, and fomrcryed, Spea^out : Whereupon Kigin 
told the Church, he would relate the whole matter, which was, That this wo 
man being lick, foe Tent for him ; he coming to her, Prayed and Anointed her 
with Oyl upon her Breft and Stomack, but yet (he did not mend upon it; 
whereupon flie-fent again for him; he remembring the words of the Apoflle, it \\>as the Elders of the Church, he took with him his Brother Patience, 
and Co they Prayed over her^and Anointed her with Oyl,vid flie was raifed up, 


of the Srflarres. 45 

and defired that thanks might be given unto God for it; and upon further en 
quiry of this Anointing, befides che third Letter fpeaking of it, lhaveic 
brought me two or three other wayes. 

I have been Informed for certain, and that upon a fecond enquiry after 
tbe truth of it, that an the 1 a. of T^vfmk. laft, here met a matter of Eighty 
Arubapnfts (minyof them bclong-rg to the Church of one Timber} ma 
great houfe in Biflofgate-Rreer, and had a Love-feaft, where five new Mem 
bers lately Dipped were pre. fcn! ; rhe manner of their meeting was as fol 
low^ taken from the relation- of one of their own Members who was at it : 
When the company was met tog(ftl>cr they began wi h Prayer; after Prayer, 
every one of the company kneekd down apart , and "Barber, with another of 
their wsy, went toeachof ihem ene after another, and hid 6oth their hands 
upon every particular head, women as welf as men, and eirher in a way of 
Prayer, prayed they might receive the Hofy Ghoft ; or elfe barely to every 
one of them ufed rhefe word?, Receive the Holj Gkofi : After thefe words 
they fate down to Supper, which was dated for them by a Cook: When 
Supper was ended, before the cloth ws taken away, they adminiftred the 
Lords Supper: After the receiving of tha% inthe clofe aQueftion waspro- 
pounded, whether Chrift djedfnr all men, or no ? which they fill into Difpute 
of; and being late, Eleven of the clock of nighr, and the party who related ic 
having a great way home, lef: the company hot at this Deputation, which was 
likely to hold them fome time ; the party who relates this wa? fomwhat trou 
bled at thisnewbufmetTcof lay ing on ot hands thus, as not well knowing the 
meaning of it; but upon enquiry, the party relates fo fir as could be learned 
upon asking fomc other of the Membersjthe meaning is this,That fuch perfons 
who now after the laying on of chefe hands fhali have Gifts, muft be fent to 
Priac i into the a countrey$, yea, into the ftreets openly and publikcly^ea, to 
the doors of the Parliament Houfes; a nd theforenamed party frid, I lie like 
had been done in -another Church of the Anabaptifts before; and added, 
They agreed to forbear a while from fending them inco the ftreets publf !w \\ , 
and tothet Parliimcnt to Preach, till theymould fee how things would go. ?j 

A litde before the choice of Common- Courcel men for the Ciry of LVK- 
donfar this prefent year, the Sefhries ufed all means, yea, and tumultuous 
difhoneft ways to get faithful godly well- aff fteci men to the Parliament, who 
were Presbyterians not to be chofen, and to bring in Independents, and Jn- 
dependemifh perfons in their room ; in fo much uSat fome Independents went 
about to feveral houfes where thev rhoughc they were likely to finde any ac- 
cepcarce,ind fpake againft the old Common- Courccl men, caflingafpeifions 
upon them; yei,I was allured from good hands,that Papers with names of old 
Common- Councel men were thrown about the Wards into feveral houfes, a- 


4 6 A Catalogue and Dtf cover j $f 

Names pucin whom they 

fe.wht ftirring 


. . * ,, ? wrf/ 

about London, had a man Server t u nM i ^ *L ^ j fan ^ vv ^ ^ lvt>$ ^ ere 

^MJiSSSSss te S?^ 

*.^W, and there carried tiimfHf K Mi ^ ^re the Committee of 

a Oftrlf.r 

rrors of the Sett tries . 47 

a godly Mmiftcr being in the Pulpit, and Preaching upon Repentance, pref- 
ftflg it, a woffiin ftood up and fiid to him openly, That he Preached Lyes and 
fatfe *I)o8rine. A Mmifter who was a Preacher in Suffex reUted to me, That 
he Preaching upon hanftirkiiion aid fuch Points, a Sectary publikely cry- 
ed out to him, fpcaking agaii.ft him fur ir. I have thtfe following parti 
culars about difturbince in Preaching, and the boidntffe of the Sectaries a- 
gainft fome godly Mmifters vtho P.-eath againll their Error?, given rnein 
wri. ing under the hands of Ear-vviintrTcs, with their Nimes fublcnbed. Up 
on a Fait day, 1644. a godl) MiriilUr Pieachingin Sutvlph Church at Col- 
thffter, a Sectary fpske thtfe words, That I \\t .i be one of the firft that 
Jha.ll ptucl^ (naming the Mm N^mej out oj the f,//*Y, and knock, ku 
brains oxi, and all fuch baft ling Curs M he is. Another Miuilttr Preaching 
in Cclchejlcr agaif.ft Schifm, in the tinae while he was Preachii.g, a Sectary 
fpakc thefc words wich a loud voyce, fo as all chat itood neir were difturbed, 
O fthat a vile Wretch is thu ? O Vrhat a T>evil u tkul And when Sermun 
was imoicdiatly done, O fthat an Enemy of Gods People is this ? He huth 
Trexched Btafykemj : That he came from the Devil, <%r.dt) the Devil he Vfj/4 
g : Which words (he fpake alou^. A r id becaufe hrift.Chttrch troubles 
theSediries much, and 7". E. Preachi-ng there, asitfeerns by Mr. Bunens 
larc Reply to The Door of Truth opened-, and his brief Anfwerto Dr. Saft- 
Vficks cwoUte Books, page 24. 1 will therefore acquaint the Read, r of two 
Pafl .ges onely of the infoiency anddiforder of the Seftiries, in icerence 
to Cbrlji- Church (chough indeed as many can witnelfe, they hire all the 
time from the beginniogof that Lecture by railing and wicked re-port?, by 
hubbubs and ftirs, by laughing and fleering in the face of the Con^reguior, 
and in the midft of the Sermons, fougit to bLft anddaQi ir) The firit is a 
Piper given me up into the Pulpit, as in the nature of a ] .11, which 1 here ftt 
down verbatim. 

To Mr. Edftardsi Sir, Ton ft And <u one prof fjfing jour [elf tt be inftrttttcd 
by Cbrift, Vfith abilities from Gedto throws dt^n Error ; ami therefore to that 
tndd) Preach every Thirdday : May it therefore flcafe yen ,i*d tkofe t^at im- 
floyyouiathAtycork,, to give thefe leave Vchom you fo br*nJ t at pntlii^lj t9 
cbi-il againft Vcbat you fay Vehen yottr Sermon is ended^at you declare y ur 
fctf; and \\>e hope it ftittbe an increase of further light to aft thAt fear God, anl 
put a Urge advantage into your hands, if you have tht Truth n jour fide, f> 
caufe it to fhive Vei-th more evidence, and I hope We ft all da it ftitlo mtder^tion M 
Ifcowetb Chriftians. 

Yours, William Kiffi\ 

The fccond is that about the beginning of September ;-n my Sermon twtin* 

48 A Catalogue And Dtfcovery $f 

fame palTages againft che preaching of illiterate Meehanick perfons,oneftampc 
with his foot and faid aloud, Tku T^fcatty Tlogue deferves to be ftttt dottt of the 
Pulpit : Upon thefe words half a dozen more who ftood near him faid, Let s 
goptiflkim out of the Pulpit : Whereupon, one Mr. B. fpake to them, and the 
hrit man who railed on me, called him Rafcal too, and fo all of them we*u cue 
of the Church. 

O&ober Jaft, 15 day, one Mr, C. a godly Mi nifter told me, That about three 
or four days before, hapning into the company of one Mr. Vicars (v\ ho lives 
at Colchefter t as the Minifter reported to me) and reafoning againft the way 
of Independency, Mr. Vicars wifhed him not to be fo earneft againft it, for he 
was confident within three moneths there fliould be a Toleration eftablifhed ; 
and this he fpake from knowing men who knew it, and could help to cnxft it: 
Whereupon Mr. C. told him, he would fpeak of this freely in the City, 
Army, Coantrey, that he had thus reported there (hould be a Toleration. 

In Ottob. laft, the 16 day, one Mr. F. told me , he thought many of the Se 
ctaries would ere long be aginft Civil Government as Ecdefiaftical ; for faith 
he, a Minifter a Sectary fpake it in my hearing, aud the hearing of others, ve 
ry boldly and openly, That the people ought or might call the Parliament to 
an account for their money, and the great Taxes laid upon them ; and if the 
Parliament had called the King to an account for his Impofitions and Taxes, 
why (hould not the Parliament as well be called to account by the Prople ? 
And he added moreover they would be, with other words to that tnxct. 

In Sfptem. laft, there was a Petition drawn up by fome well-affected Citi 
zens, and fentaboui to be fubfcribcd by hands of well affected people,to be 
prefemed to the Parliament for che fpeedy feeling of Church-Government, 
(hewing the great mifchiefs, as the broaching of all abominable Errors, &c. 
for want of it, which was brought to the hands of one Mr. AHej, that he for 
Stepney (hould get hands for it (as others did for other places) this Petition 
being brought to Mr. Alleys by well- affected men, he carried it to Dr. Hoylf> 
Dr. Hojle gave order itihould be read in the Church after Mr. Barrwgbf 
had finished Ms morning Lectti re, that fo many people being together, they 
might with kflfc trouble tuve a fubfcription of hands .- Whereupon Mr. *Z?#r- 
rouqhs (though he had done his Exercife) yet he ftands up and fpeaks againft 
fubfcribing of ir,u(ing Arguments againft ir, that it came thither from no Au 
thority but the Vicars , and how could they fubfcribe to a Petition for a Go 
vernment which they never faw , nor knew what it was ? with other Argu 
ments. >lr. greenhil alfo in the Afternoon fell bitterly upon fpeaking againft 
the Petition , and warning the People not to fubfcribe it by any means ; 
And this Matter ^4Sey was baited aod rated by feveral of the Secta 
ries , and them of that way that he met with 5 both in the ftreet , and 


many Erreurs of the S eft Aries. 

upon theExchange,and in all places they gave him 

reproachful fpeeches/aying, he foaght the blood of Th f R " dcr nwy obfcm the 
them: whereas all he did, was, tb tthe Pec.tion violent r p ,mot Sea, a - 
i | . T>* L gainit all pcrlons and tmn 

coming to him, he carried it to the Dr. but got ne- * Jm pieafis not them. 
ver a hanato it, and all he did was openly too : be- 

file% this man is a great Friend of Mr. Burroughs and Mr. grecnkil, having 
pleaded for them in my hearing, alwaycs fpeaking honorably and tenderly of 
t iem,*nd expr.lTlng alfo his ddire of liberty and indulgence for them as being 
godly and learned men(but the man being confcientiou r , & feeing he mifchief 
cfToleration and the good of felled Government, was willing this Petition 
fliould go on) yet this man was thus ufed, Mr. Greenhil alfo on the Vaft-day 
fjllowing.which was the 24 of Sept. fell upon this Petition in a bitter manner, 
giving this Petition many Epithites, 9 or 10 fas it was related to me, and if it 
(hould be fo, tis much in Mr. Creenhil accounted a moderate manj as fcanda- 
Jousjfeditious, tyranical,and fuchlike, fpeaking againft Presbytcrial Govern- 
menr,that it would be more tyrannical then Bifhops,and would you return in 
to V;/?ragair,?and either Mr. Grcenhilor Mr. 3 urrott^hs upon occalion of this 
Petition, faid , was this all your kindntiTe to them in the Army that had done 
f much for us ? with fuch like paflfjges, Mr. Surroft^hsaKoy as in the fore 
noon at Stepney , fo the fame Lords- day at Cripplcgate , warned the people 
againft this Petition, and among other Arguments fiid, What, will you have 
in binithecf from you ? (whereupon fomeof the people wept) and told 
them in the Pulpit , he would rcfolve any that fliould come to him of the un- 
Uwfulneffe of that Petition. The next day fome wcll-affefted Citizens went 
to his houfeto be refolved , who put him to it, and made him even fweat 
aguinj he asked them whether they were of this Parifh , and faid if they 
were no! of this Parifh he would not refolvethem; butftill they put him to 
it wherein it wis unlawful , and fome of them that were with him report Mr. 
Burroughs faid licrle , but his wife fpake much , nd took upon her, and faid 
ir was a fecond Simons Petition. Mr. Wells of He\*-E*gUnd fpake againft 
this poor Petition too, v\ithmany other of the Independents and Sedarics 
of all forts ; fome of them were not afrnmed to fay it was a Dixies Petition, 
and made by e D%fy. Many alfo of the Pamphletiers (who I think are the 
penfioners of that party , and I am fure one of them being lately tryed to in- 
fert into h ; s weekly New the Petition, prefented at the choice of the new 
Common Councel , conftfTrd ingenuoufl; he could not , for he was ingaged 
to the other fide) branded this Petition, The 

Per fell c P*/<*gts , a; promoted by per fens ill affe- P/Vc PcrfcA Paffagcs, Num. 
Red, invented by the Lora D. gby, to ntal^e fratti- ** fl om Se f tcm ^ *7- to 
9ns in our Army , a -very danger ow petition , and * J< 

Gg if 

CAtAlague &nd Difcevery of 

iftnj he not *f*u n,\nk , if they Kin ^repair to Mr Burroughs " *)** 

: affefted Minifarskq may be further fatufed. Tne . 

Vide Moderate Intelligencer, ^derate Intelligencer as voted ?o bejf (/"<?, {can-.- 1 
Numb. jo. from September- ^ A [ OM ^ and th*\ a Ccramittee fosstti, inquire ot*_ 
iS.toaf. tb^&tkoy .M be fttrijked - t befides, he makes it 

to be a quarrelling with our fends , and making enemiesof them , and un- alia the P-trf** Ounces of thac week , with ocne ot them 
hid a fling at this Petition and thf. Petitioner?. ; 

A^^laft. the 1 8 day., fpfoonas I erne outof the Pulpit at C^ 
^, , rihi. vr V foot of the Pulpit ftcod a man Gentleman, like ail m . 
an m n.Ctbein dU, I nM nocperfeflly d.fcern hi s 

wLnrt he defirtd tol?kaiew words with me, folftoodftiH,.and . 

countenance he dentea to , ; with him> I[old 


. Sir 

s * /-/";*% 

< if fi * * 
V. ^*. /or ,(, 

, and ui*\e in mm, G*r^- 
fid .o the number 5f ,) 

tolenac, <*dtk* uaUIhav* ufa,,. 
Tlvvho,! ^5^" .w.rf, becaufe the people were coming by. 
Is Isa lfo top?event all occafionof tumult, but parted with the Gentle-. 

fairly. into Mr. Smhlit&of in 

, to <*^?3ffi^S^X* far WM he a,- 
they were ; ae fud *^* " dni( . d the Scriptures, became tkrcwera 
ledged allot net fix* w ith other Reafons which I forbear to .name, 

untruths contained m ^ h I fnd to Mr. O/r, If they denied ths 

f kflel *^^^^ ld Chrift, they mufl : qjc ftion 
Scnpinres , hea they cou. a no ih hd<| Ehefe 

htm ; be replied, he bad ob^d ; hat ,jujjM ^ ^^ ^ ^ g ^^ 

mentioaof her. Others paiiuges were 


Errwrs of iht Seftaries. $ I 

fpojtenjjf the Hojy QhoftwhUh I forbear to ipeak c.f. >!r. jf ole rela^d 
atfolie went on a Yaft-dtymtbe Evening to findr thefc perfcnsout, tad 
found them pli\ ing at Tables fa in the ciofc I dciired the company;hat 
ftocd by , as Mr. Burroughs a godly Mimfter, ( no: Mr. T! wrought of the 
AlTcmbly ) Mr. Smith t withfome others, to bear witntflj \\hac Mr. Cole 
luiJUid, and told him I would not , and bring guikoipoamy fel 
bu^acquafcjK Jtnojjty wi(fi k ; and>ccordingl) ^>iith *y haqd ; Mr. B*r- 
roatfs , and Mr. Smiths fubTcribed, it was given irt to f Committee. Tnis 
Mr. CV<r natn often Taid it to Mr. Smith ( as if he be called he is ready to be 
depofed) that he knew many who met to difpute agjinft the Scriptures,, and 
hithbeenat their meetings, and once fhewed him one of them, telling him 
his name : he a!fo atanother time told Mr. Farr^Vg.that he knew many who 
denied the^cripttires, and thjfc for three Reafons which he gave him, the 
very fame he named in my hearing , and the hearings of Mr. " 
Mr. Smith, And fo much for the fecond part of this Book. 

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A Catalogue and D if cowry of 




o K 

Confiiling of certain Corallaries and Obferva- 

tions upon the Errors, Blafphemies and Pra&ifes. 
ot the Setfhries laid down in this Catalogue. 


tnen we may take notice from all the Errors, Herefie?, 
Blafphemies, and Pradtifes of the Sectaries, laid down in this 
Catalogue, of the great evil and mifchief of, a Church being 
long without a governm.enc,- and of the nor timely fappretfing 
^ i rors J and wantonneffe of Opinions, but fuflfcring them to 
grow; W G may here fee u hit tis to defpifeand let alone a 
ftH.ali Party ; a (park not quenched may burn down a whole houfe,and a little 
Jeaven len eneih the whole lump : So fmail Errors atfiift , and but in a few, 
grow to be great and infect many : as one Arriu* over fpread the world, 
and a few Sectaries fiveyeers ago, are grown now to many thoufands. Asa 
Ciiv without walls and jb.ulvyarks;as i Girden and Vineyard wkhou; a hedge 
ana , fences; as an Army without Difcipline are expofed tofpoil, wafting 
ar^d ruine \ fo is a Church without Eccltfiaftical Governmenr. \/Ve in this may 
be* warning to all other Churches and Nations , and are indeed a Beacon on 
fire; upon a Hill, to teach all to takeheedof leaving a Church deftioueof 
Ectlefiiftical Government , and of taking away one before they fettle ano 
ther i lam confident that it the Parliament hadforefeen and known what 
w; jhey do , what a flood of damnable Herefies , Errors^ Blafphsmies and 


many Errours of the Sectaries. 5 3 

Practifcs are come in upon us (ince we have been without Church Govern 
ment, they would nor have let this Church beenfo long without one, but 
would have prepared and provid-d to have fee up anew, when thiy took 
down the old : Bur ir may b=: it will be faid that the want ot Church-Govern 
ment is not the caufe of all theft. Errors and mifcarnagcf:, bin the true caufe is 
ihe intermiflion of the Civil Sword , and ihac Church-Government if it were 
fpcedily fetled , as is dcfired , would nor, nor cannot remedy thefe tvils ; 
nsontlythe Ma^iftra C: ; proceeding againft them by Laws and pnn ihments, 
and the Minftcrs Preachirg 3gainit them which are likely to- do it; but as 
for Church- DTcipline , that would ntither prevent nor red it flc things , and 
thi- 1 finde in Mr. Cottw*t Brotherly Examination re examined, pageio. 
and in the ^ indication of four fcrious Q^eft ions concerning Excommunication 
and Sufrenfion. page 58,59. fan Au hor whom I greatly love and honour for 
his former fuffcrings , and f.r his parrs of learning and piety ) and this is a 
great Objection in the mindes and mcu hes of many , efpccially thofe who 
are for the >*/? way: Unto which Objection I hive provided a large, 
full ard fatisfadory Anfwer (as I conceive) wherein Khali make good thofe 
thing*; : That the want of Ecclefiaftical Government is the great caufe of our 
Heretics, Schifrr, Corfufions ; and that till that be fetltd, thefe evils will not 
be remedied: That EcckfitQicil Government without Civil backing it, when 
.isin power and clBcacy in Ks % Cla(FcJ, Synods, AdVmblic?, hath both pre 
vented and remedied thofe mifchitfr, and that the Civil Governmert with 
out Eccleiiafu cal , will never heal nor rcdrcflt them , \\i:h divers other par 
ticulars : But becaufe I have a/ready exceeded that number of fheers I inten 
ded , and thcreiore may not inlarge much , and yet thi< Objection mtirtbe 
fpoken to fully, ( which I cjnnor do in a few line?) I will therefore in two 
or three iheets by ic ftlf , fhonly within a few we( ks ( God permitting and 
aJlifbng) give the Reader an Anfwer to this Objection , and (hew a greater 
n - cc flity and benefit of Ecckfiiftaal Government then many in thefe times 

2. fora/. Hence then we may fee it is more then time ro fettle the Govern* 
mcnrand Difciplneof the Church, and that fully and cffcdhully , the ciyit 
Migiftrarealfo concurring .ind backing it with his civil power, leaft many 
more dammble Herefies come in upon us , and we be deftroyed by rents and 
divifions: the Errors mentioned in thisCa-alogue , befi le miny others not 
Jiere nimcd , cry aloud and call for a fpeedy fetling of Church- Governmenr, 
and to pat Tome rtop to the wilde beafts thic com? in to devour and lay all 
wafte : and though many fiy, The time it not come. 

the time is net come that the Lord; Honfe fauli he Mr Sltltm ^ h n ^ $*& 
built , that it is unfealonable now , and a new J^ttery hath been put out to re 
tard the feeling of the Presbyterial Government with paffages in Sermons,and 

ivec J - : 

5 A A Catalogue And Dtjcwcry of 

weekly News Pamphlets to the fame purpofe ; yet it will be found it is mote 
then time in Gods account , God (peaking now ro fueh peopk as he did in 
Hav. i .4,9. Who can read this Catalogue ot Errors, Herefie?, Blafphemies,3nd 
Pradifes of the Sectaries here in England witl;in thefe four hft yecrs, and not 
fay it is time ro fettle Government ? What will thtfe things comeumo if lee 
alone a little longer ? and what will we do in the end thereof? what will no c 
men fall into, what will they not preach and do if Government be nor qnickj 
ly fetled ? Theie had need be a 2VV ultra fet up ; iome among us ate bin r o 
horrid iuange waves , come already to deny the Scriptures , the Ti iniiy, . h@ 
Divinity of thrift , the Immortality of the Sou), Hell, Heaven, yea, to fc< ffe 
at Scripture*, and is it not time to put a ftop then ? Some yeers ago Minifters 
who preached before the Parliament complained of the Church noc being fcc- 
led, and then faid it was high time to build thehoufe of God, for which Ser 
mons they have had thar/ks g : ven them, and were ordered toprint them. The 
Parliament fome yeers ago thought it time the Government of the Church 
fhculd be fpeedtly fetled , as is evident by their Orders and Declarations in 
Print, February i : 6. 1643. .( now two yeers paft wanting but three weeks,) 
the Parliament (peaks thus, That covfidering the many urgent rea/onsof having 
the Government of the Church fpeedily fetfed, the Lords defire the Houfe of Com 
mons to \f>yn With them in [ending to the Aftembly , to haflen and freed their ad 
vice to the Houfes of ^Parliament , for the fet ling ef all things that concern the 
trefent 1>ifcip line of the Church, April.p. 1642. The Lords axdCcmmons d 
Atclare, That they intend a due and neceffary Reformation of the Government 
and Liturgy of the Church^ and for the better e jetting thereof, /peed Ij to have 

* conftiltation Ve it h godly and learned I)ivines. And J might quote divers p3{fa- 
ges out of -Declarations, and Tranfiftions, between both the Kingdoms of 
England and Scotland in reference to Church- government, wherein three 
yeers ago they mutually expreffe their great fenfe of the want of perfecting and 
enjoying a Reformation in Church Government : Burl will onely name one, 
which is in a Reply of the Lords and Commons to the Brotherly Anfwer 
which the general Aflembly of Scotland made unto a Declaration formerly 
fent unto them from the Parliament ; The words are thefe, And accordingta 
Mr former Declaration of the feventh ^/February, Our pttrpofe U to confab ftith 
kadi j and learned Divines , tk aiVn may not onely remove thi* ? but fetlefaeh 

* Government at may be me ft agreeable to gods holj Word mofl apt to procure 
and conferve the peace of the huich at home , and happy union V?ith the Church 
>ef Scotland, and other Reformed Churches abroad , andtoeftablift the fame by 
A Z,*ft*, Vvkich We intend to frame for that purpofc , to be presented to hi* Ma}efty 
far his Tloyal A$ent. And in the mean time humbly to be fetch His Majefty that a 
JB tflfor t iff Afiembly may be pa (fed in time convenient, for the meeting tobcbythe 

^/November next t the miferable cftate oftke Church attd Kingdom not be 

?JtJy Errours of the SectArieS. 5 5 

able to endure Any longer Aelty. And without 2 II donbt, if before the Aflern- 
bly met, the miftrabl: eftate of tku Chunk and Kinod>m Vcat not able to endure 
any longer delay, and rhit two yeers ago there were many urffnt Rfafoxs of 
h.ivil the Government of the Church fytcdily fetled , then now it is high time 
the Chii:ch and Government were faled, theccndkionof this Church being 
feven times more mill rable now , then when thofe Declarations were puc 
forth, moftofthe fearful Herefies, Blafphemif s,nnd PnftifVs being broached 
and afted fince, and many of them not fo much as \vhifpercd. before : And as 
concerning the fpeedy ietling of the Church Government, let all whom ic 
concerns confider well of this Dilemma ; either we fh !! have i Church Go- 
vernmenr, or not; ci:her thecfhblifh ; ngf the Pre-byteriil Government is 
intended, or not; if it be not intended rofetle it at all , thentofpcak only of 
anfeafonableneff: and haftineffe, it isbu: a rre.-r fftifc and colour j then let tt be 
declared fo, let it be told us there fhill be no Church Government fetled : 
fjiKifif be really intended , and faid Church Government muftbe andiliall 
be fakdhalfayecroratwdvemonethhence; then why not now prefcntly ? 
if it be unfeaf>nablenow , if this in u firtime, 

will ic not be as unfeafonable, as unfr, half a veer si 7U( ^ OT beue fi tliqutafo 
hence? when can we think the Secedes and W"*" 10 Wjfl"*- 

, r L. r L r C \ -II J fWOf?. >VlI2. i// L lU AUCUU. 

thole who oppoie thcpreienc ietling, will judge 

it feafonable ? do not delayes in all good things hinder and make men roore ? if we be unfit now , fliall we not be more unfit half a yeer hence? will 
it not be more difficult ? will not the Sectaries increafe more and more ? be- 
fijes j many other rubs thit may come in, and that will by the Seftiries be 
c-fl in on purpofe to hinucrr ? Do we nor in experience fee it now harder, and 
findc ir morediiikuJt tofet up Church Government then two yeers or a 
twc Ive moneih ago.and yec we then thought with 
in a while, we (hou!d finde it more eafie ?^and will ^f" jm $ Mie tra * ni * 

it not be fo nex: veer, :nd half a yeer htnce ? The 

c . a. . . ,. L / L ,. . He tint guncrh time giincfh 

Stctiries know cn;s we l enough (as being politic!- i,f c . 

ar.s ) and therefore labour fo by all means and 

wayes to delay the ferling of Governmcnr : All . hit the Sectaries d-fire is but 
tirae, and to let things lye as they do,give them but time and thty have enough 
(politicians will work out all things in time, and many thing , fall out bet wee* 
the cup ani the lip)one of the grand Praftifrs and Di-fignes of thcSecT:arie5,ali 
along harh been r.o delay, retard, keep off all ferling, for wh : ch they have ft a r- 
led m nv things, four;d outmsny wayes of diverfion, caft in many blocks and 
obftruftions/omented and heghtrie<f jealoufies and fears, rocjt advantage and 
wrought upon the lufts and humours of men, cum muh u aliis, and rhat the Se- 
ftjriesare all for gaining.time, I will glvs two inftinces : A Minifter who is 
a Senary, in the beginning of thefe unhappy war?, faid to a gadly Minifies 

Catalogue and Dtfcove ry of 

oncMr.D. his great acquaintance then uponfome difcourfeofthe wars ; if the 
wars would continue fifteen ycers.or would to God the wars would continue 
fif;een ycers,and in that time we might do our work. Another Mimfter of that 
way prayed not long fince, about Sept. laft, O Lord, give thy precious fer- 
vants time, it being expreffed in fuch a manner as the Minifter who heard him 
told me, by what went before he could not underftand it, but of gaining time 
to e.fl^ct their work in. And fora conclufion of this fecond CoralUry, I fay no 
more, either let there be a fpeedy fettling of Church Government and the ci 
vil Msgiftrates backing ic effectually, or there will be fpeedy mine ; Our Reli 
gion will be lcft,and men will turn fofaft, either Malignants or Seclaries,that 
Government will come too late, there will be none to govern, and the malig 
nity of the difeafe will be gone fo far, and get fuch deep rooting, that the re 
medy and medicine, though excellent and powerful, will not reach ic : this is 
trie fence and cry borh of Minifters and people, of the body lleprefentative," 

- MVc*. *6.? M . of L.M. f n d bod ? K e Pf ent 5 d * . is " |>c fan in their 
Aid. Com. Coun. And dut Petition?, and heard in their dayly difcourfe: and 
Church Government mny be certainly , in this cafe vex popu/i is vex ^Dei^ every 
(peedily fuled before we be week: yea,cvcry dayes delaying of fetlingGovern- 
dcftroyed one by another ment now ^ , s more t [ ten moneths or half veers D- 
through rems and divifions. fore . For now Blafphemies , Herefies , ftrange 
Pradi^es are come to a height , and grow more in a week or moneth HOW, 
then in a yeer before : tis now tide, and water comes in apace ; and therefore if 
the banck be not made fuddenly up , all will be over- run and drowned : The 
veins are open and the body bleeds apace , and if there be not a fpeedy flop 
ping of the vein,it will be too late : every day brings^brth fome new Morfter 
of of inion, and Blafphemi-:s fwarm and increafe every where. Now fince that 
part of my Book hath been printed which fpeaks of the Errors, Herefies, and 
Blafphemies : I have been informed of, and met with divers particulars , buc 
will here infert two only. The firft was related unto me in the hearing of o- 
thers, by an understanding honeft Cit zen this prefem Ian. 20. in the evening, 
That he lately hesird a woman fuy there were lies in the Scripture ; and fpeak- 
ing to him faid , you make an Idol of the Scripture , and you fpeak as good 
Scripture to me as the Scripture, that place in Gen. 6. 6. It repented the Lord 
wade man, was a lye ; he told rse alfo he heard a man finde fault with that fto- 
ry in Gent/ts, of Noak being angry with H.m* for feeing his nakedneffe , and 
telling his brerhren,and fud he would confute the truth of that ftory (namely, 
thn Hams faft towards Noah, was not as is recorded in Scripture, bur feme- 
thing elfej by a Story related of JVaah in a Book called The VvAnAring Knight, 
which fpeaks otherwifcfthe particular Story named to me,becaufe it is fo abo- 
rs-.inible I forbear to mention i>) unto whom this Citizen Replyed.I hope you 
.will not compare that idle Book of The VftwAring Knight with the Scripture; 


m<i*y Irrors of the better its, 57 

ve>, ftith ht i but I will, for :i? good Scripture as tha . The orhcr is a 
Lflage in a Prin ed Boole call d Tttr*tbk jttflifitd (w ichc me forth this 
brclenr Janutrj 20. anu WAS openly difptrfed a* Hfeftminfttr^ given by Secta 
ries into f -me Parliament mcns hands) where there is a formal pic d igtoc 
Toleration of Blafphen y, ot drnying a De ty and ihe Scriprures in 7V;* 8,9. 
and that no o her mean mutt DC u:ed ou tieafoiis and Aigume- ts. In one 
word to finiih this Corakary, and ro come .o a third, the :ime p ft may ^ ~ Q 
ssroh^ve let the Houfc of G->d lie w .lie , and people to ruYe hau tneit 
%vlls, walking in Litcncioufh (IV, Luft , Mhifm, Hcrdies, and abominable 
Bl Gnomes : N:*W thcrclore we had need ndten the time by fpccdil) and 
eff rt J4 ( v ie Itng.heC htirch-Governinent, bccaulethe daycs are fjtvtl, no 
logger ,- rf:nng n. m to live the reft of their time, to the lufts and errors of 
men, biK to the Wi,l ot God. 

5. Cora/. Hence we may manifeftly and experimentally fee, whatthemif- 
cheif,evil, and dinner ot a Toleration, and pretended Liberty of Conscience 
taouid be ro rhis K ; n;dom, andwhat it ^ould prove andprod.c: : It onely 
the inttrmifTi jn ct Government for a nme ro*|u ft on and look ore things : 
it a kmdc o> connivance and bsre fuflrVnng ol mu,ypeifons (though fome 
have been q ( > fton-d, trnprifoncd, and mukOed, which no qatftionhath 
awed -nd rcttutncd much) have brought torch fo many damnable Kerefics 
horrid Bl ifphemies, feinul Pr. ft fes, and that in:o (he open lig ; ir, beinj; pub- 
likcly pleaded tor, yea, and fet forth to the World in print: What v.ou!d t 
Kgjil and tormilTole a icn product ? What would be rheeficd of piecend- 
tflLtb^rtj of CoHjdcnce to n^uch contended tor in rh..fefimes if chit wtrc 
cftablt(hcd by au:honty ot Parliamtn ? If a few ycers n t rm Hi .n and cun- 
nfv -nee wi tx-mphryrtfttainc ha h had fuch < fF ds aiUtruic -m-j^g 
us, wh -t wcii d one twemy yt-er Toleration ot *1! R; J:gions and vJo^ren nccs 
cnadcd by a Law do ? It in this lime wherein tfe S- clirit hive b enpro- 
b3 i<ners upon fhe r<al of their good behavior, under h-.pfr ot a fo nul 1 w i - 
ra ion, according as They carried themfclv l s (! doiib: ha.h 
fcmewh* k :pr them in) they have venred fo many ETO^, He-red s &c. 
what will h; y no r fall ro, wh^n rhey are for rHf mfelv e e , and :n be p tlVlHon 
of aTolera r ion? This Land is b-.come alreidy in m;Myy fLces a Chos, a 
B*brl, anorher *s4ftcrdArn , yes, worfe, we arebe^o d r ar, and in the 
hij.-h way to Munfttr (if God prevtnr it nor) but if a^.ncr l loLration 
(houla be ?r*nted/omuch wrirren and ftoud foi, En^U i w>u!d q ukly be 
come i SodcM) an Egypt, Babyt , yea, worfe then all rh f . Ceri ii. ly, ** it 
would be ?he moft provoking fin agiioft God hit ever Parliament was 
gu 1 y of in this Kingdom , like ro that of Jeroboam, ro cue ir off and to de- 
Itroy icfrom che face ot the cmh : fo it would p;ovc ihc taufe and fount in 

Hh of 

5 8 i^sf Catalogue and Difcowry of 

of allkindeef damnable Herefies and Blafphemies, loofe and ungodly pra- 
ftiky, bi ter and unnatural div.fions in families and Churches : Ic would de 
ft rcy all Religion, and as Polutheifm among the Heathen brought in Athtifm, 
fo would many Religions bring in none among us : let but the Reader well 
review and confider of ail the Heccfies, Bhfphemies,Praftifes laid down in 
this Book, all broached and acted in England within thefe four laft yccrs, yea 
more efpecially within this laft yeer ; and if one man hath obferved and ga 
thered fo much, what Armies of bhfphemy and monftrous Herefies are there 
think we, if all that have been vented were drawn into one Synopfis ? Ex 
ungttl leonem t we may guefle by a part at the whole, and yet all thefc would 
be as nothing to what a legalToleration within a few yecrs would brirg forth: 
Error, if way be given to it, knows no bounds, i: is bottomleffe, no m ,n could 
fay how far England would go, but like Afriea it would be bringing forth 
Monfters every day j a Toleration, like Opportunity, would make many Hete- 
ticks, cau r emany to broach and fall toihat which they never meant; God 
appointed Government, both Ecclcfiaftical and Civil, to reftrain mens nanire 
and wantonneffe, as knowing what men would fall to, that there would be 
no end of his follies and madneffe if tolerated. Should any man fcvcn yeers 
ago have faid that of many in England, (which now all men fee) that many 
of the Profeflors and people in England (hall beArrian?, Anti-Trinitarians, 
Anti-Scripturifts, nay, blafpheme, deride the Scriptures, give over all prayer, 
hearing Sermons, and other holy duties, be for Toleration of all Religions, 
Popery, Bhfphemy, Atheifm, it would have been faid, Itcannotbe -. And the 
perfons who now are fain, would have faid as H.izaeJ, Are tye dogs that \*e 
fko ft Id Aofttcb things? and yet we fee itisfo: And what miy we thank for 
this, but liberty, impunity, and want of Government ? We have the pbgue of 
Egypt upon us, "Frogs out of the bottomldTe pic covering our Land, coming 
into our Houfes, Bed-chambers, Beds, Churches ; a man can hardly come 
into any place, but feme croaking Frog or other will be coming up upon 

A Toleration is the grand defigne of the Devil, hisMafter-peece and cheif 
Engine he works by at this time, to uphold his tottering Kingdom ; it is the 
moR compendious, ready, fure way to deftroy all Religion, lay all waftr, and 
bring in all evil ; it fc a moft tranfcendent, Catholike, and/Fundamental evil, 
for this Kingdom of any that can be imagined : As original fin is the moft 
FundarF;entilfin,alifin; having the Seed and Spawn of allinic : So zTolc- 
rs.iion hath all Errors in it, and all Evils, it is agiinft the whole dream and 
current of Scriprurebcth in the Old and New Teftament, both in matters of 
Faith and manners, both general and particular commands j it overthrows 
all relations, both Political, Ecclefiaftical, and Oeconomical ; and whereas 


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other evils, whether Errors ot judgement orpraclife, be but againft fome 
one or few places of Scripture or Relation, this is againft all, this is the Abad 
don, Apolljon, the deftrayer of all Religion, the Abomination of Defolation 
and Aftonifamenr, the Liberty of Perdition (as Anftinc calls it) and therefore 
the Devil follows it night and day, working mightily in many by writing 
Books for it, and other waycs , all the Devils in Hell, and their Inftruments, 
being at work :o proinote a Toleration. 

There hive been more Books writ, Sermons Within the fpace of fi?eor 
preached , words fpoken , befides plotings and j daya there came out five 

adings for a Toleration, wirhin thcfe four laft ?}, that . l faw , C1 f hec 
& , r ti L L- wholly or m part, pleading 

veers, then for all other things, every day now for Toleration, Toleration 
brings forth Books for a Toleration. The Devil juftified. 
for fome thoufands of ycers had not found out this Additional Rcafons to th 
Engine, nor nudeufeof it tofupport his King- M ^iftcnal Lettr. 
dom we (hall never read of it in the Old Teftamenr, nor finde it pleaded 
bythefalfe Prophets and Idolaters againft thofe Kings that punifhed them 
for their dreams and falfe prophecies, faying, It u our consciences, and men 
wghtiut to be troubled for their conferences, my, the greateft patrons of Li 
berty of Conscience do confefTe, it was not then ; men might be punifhed un 
der the Old Teftament by the Civil Magiftrate for 
their falfe Worfhips and Doftrine ; but * it is the * BUody Tenet Preface. 
will and command of God (intre the coming of his Divine obfcrvations n the 

Son the Lord Tefus, a permiflion of the moft Pa- M i nift " $ Lett , er c 

at -rL -r i -n_ \ L /! r- *r. Burroucbes Sermon be- 

o i, Jewifh Tu.kifti, or Ant.chr.ftian confci- forc the Hoi / eof ?ecrs 

ences and worihips be granted to all men in all Mr. SAltaurJh Smoke in the 
Nations and Countries ; but upon the coming of Temple. 
Chriftin theflcfh, that the lying Oracles were 

diffolved, and that voice heard chit the great God Pun was dead, and the 
Devil finding his Kingdom weakned in the wotlJ by the fall of chofe Oracles, 
and by fo mmy being converted to the Faith of Chrift by the Apoftles, and 
diily likely to be more and more ; the Devil then beftirred himfelf, and fee 
pretended Liberty of Conscience on foot , after the experience of fome theu- 
fands of yeers in the world, as the moft powerful and likely means to recover 
and ftrengthen his Kingdom, and hath ever fince from time to time made ufe 
of this Engine, efpecially in times of Reformation and pi aces where he is a 
caftin? out, ufingthis pretence of Liberty of Confcience, as a means either to 
keep his own poflefllon, or being caft out to enrer in again. The firft time we 
read of Satans making ufe of this plea of Liberty , in his Instruments and 
Minifters, is in 2 Pet. 2. 19. where the Apoftle (hews the falfe Teachers that 
brought in damnable Hcrefies, did tell them of liberty, tyhile they promifi 

Hh 2 

60 A Cata ti m And Di (cowry of 

tlem liberty, and R>vel,2. 14 15,20. where fome learned Intercreet s u> on 
that ptac. ihcw, ihar^/%d^/ and ihofe other lalfe Teachers d-d i-nder pre 
tence of Cnriitsan iiber.y, flnce ChnlU coming, a; d under the Gofpt!, liif vv 
them alawfu.r fleof community of Wives and o f eating things facrifLd to 
Uuls i and evtrnV Ce inkveral ag^s of the Church, theDeviiha hin-prtv d 
ir, more snd more ^ he hath ken ms advantages, andihe rimes back ng it : 
HeftiO gly fvc it oi foocm ,hepr muive times by the Di.natift^, and o her 
Heietii ks. and in later ages by tht Anabapuft ., Famil ft- ., Arminians, Socini- 
ans, and inour daycs by alltheStftaries, now b him kit to keep a 
Footing m thi* Kingdom Sy Tulerat on, yt H, being wroih at his carting out in 
Popery, Suptifti ion, PiiLty, he ilnves and tndeavo;s by this pretended 
librrtj of C /nfciemf t r.o tnicr in with (even otuer fpirits more v\ icked then 
before, and to dwell nere, a d to make the 1.4t < ft ue of England vvorfe then 
ti:t fi.ih And therefore Ihu-prrhe Pjrliamen , AiTembly, M?niiters, Cirv t 
ard Uie whole Ki< g^< m, tonfidcfi g the evil *>f a Toleration, Will cry ie 
down, and abomitiare f he very thought of i f . And truly, when I read ever 
aidcotiLdt r! v rl p ff ges tnmanv t>t che P^rliamenr RemoT flranccs, De- 
chradurs, Mc(Tig<s, O umancts, Pio eftanon, ye-, joynt Dv.-il.ratu Hand 
Covenant oi bu:h Ku gdoT * made to he moft high Ood, the Ku g, the Kmg* 
domof Scftltnd, hcfibj d: of Ev^lmd, theRetormed Chu chts, ye, arid 
to the whok woild or vhfprffeiva ion ol theReformrd Pro tftant Religi 
on, ard rhat nor oncly sgair ft Paj ft , Poj ery, but agui, ft Sccl rie.s Schiim, 
and a!! Heretic*, and that the principal and main grcu; d of all this wron 
tht Parliaments ntrt, hachbecriifce fecurirg and prefcrvtng the Refor?-i,e<l 
Religion, prof fl d ard miinraintd in the Reformed *. hrche, ( a .l wh ; h 
par icular fj hiuily r ari f ribec cu c>t th Rerroi ftrarc- ?, Declaratior- & . 
I fhal! fetdcwn in a Trifta t 3g ir ft ToltratioP, which I intend fp^ediiy ro 
fet for h) I c^n never Dilteve t e Parliament w 11 ev< r rran* a Tclerarion. or 
hearken ro PeHn^ns of rhar na un,, si: ; d that their piou? Rfrlur>ons my be 
ehe more confirmed and ftrtngthred agiirft alh-he fpeciou* pretence^, <nd 
plaufible Reafons bou^h* by ; he Shanes fora Toler-arjon, I tli II wuh all 
fpeed prefenr the Honorable Hviiits wuh certain corfk erations Theological 
ar.d Pmden ial agiinii a Toleration, wirh an an .wer to ?!i tl^e rnoft plaunbk) 
grjd prad-^cal iVe,ifons given by the Sectaries , in the rm-an tm Ileave ! hi$ 
fad confide nrion againtt Tole a ion to be ferioifl ; thought u on, what a To 
leration vull bring forth, when as ? cornivancf hath occafioned fc many Er 
rors, Herefies and BLfphemie* a are contained in rhi* Catalogue. 

4. Cor#l. Hence all men may Ce a? in a tlear gbfle wi-ar Independency is, 
that hath brought forth in a few yeer in W.i#^fuch of Errors as 
arc oaraed^n this Catalogue -, mwft vt ihe perfons who venttd thefe Opinions, 


Erf or s *f iht Srff*rtes. 6 1 

ard are riinfubt Anabiprift?, Seekers, Arnans, yea, Anci->,cnptunlis, being 
within chefe five or fix yeers Independents and of the Church. waj. The 
tree is kno^r> bythejruir t and a guod trpc cannot briny forth evil fruit, and fo 
we may j d.eot theittdepintrent-Wuy bythcfef utrs, and obfcrvc how far 
\\ vc proceeded, ar-d what degrees they have taken, even pfr 

in a fhort time : We may by this Catalogue Ice the truth of ihis 

of bv tmny D. virus, both Fithcrs and 
* v.odern Writers, that SchiPn mikes way [o * Jmcf. Ctf. Q>nf.l., 
Hcrtfi , ind >< pardon from the Church to S. pa- Scbtlm^ v.amfucit ad Hxrtfn 
ra ion t om rhe H- td, m--n f.l Jng to ilu , not " *</^"W C*"J - 
MMfth*htjd t C0lof.l. 19* O ihe fad ard Wulul tfF.fVs of Independenc 
as m all places where ever tt hath been fctua , as A>* En^hnA, Hgtcrdw, 
tsf.nfterdam, Bnrmndots (ompn^lanfl, where witliin thefe tour yeers it 
ha !i piodaced a no gpctions at coumcd Religion-, more damnable Herefies, 
ftru: gv Opinions *eartul D.vifion?, loofL-ntfTtf ot life and manners, then tv r 
h;Vt been in all he Reformed Cnurches of rtie Presb)terial vviy above four- 
fcor^eer. Irdeptndemy in En^Ud\^ the mo.hc.r,nurfe, a. dpatroncfle of 
al. efftt-j Ei ror , they arc dli her danglers, and 

*lf ftfeu> arid tail h rmo-her :Th I ftMrriorfl National Synod at chr<t- 
&\nod fu-Mcn in Frwe dnhre* , T *t the Sett t*** ^* 
cj Indrp ndcnrs vf*.s .t %atc to #3 Qietf of Si*gl*ritics and Extrava 
t-k,iv a^ity all nt-s. -s -f nj remedy totbf evil, it was the frying of a great 
Setl it v , / i*t !rdrpn <icj ts the iuor to let in tn ^.^y^pt^ m^ and Anakaptifm 
W^> the door tol.t t^tat^e Trwh, rotattingrha from therce rhey would coirfl 
toheSe- ktf* P. ,<*r. Ir.df r >..ndcncy and other Seds are fo neerof 
bloo.l, vkir a nunm-if for them, ll p\rr without an\ g ejc Solecifmfay, In- 
A-p-n-ittiCy K all Seftdrifm, ad all Srft iri. m u Ind pen i ncy ; Iniepcndems 
turn AMabip ifts, Deckers, &;. and St^ tits ruri Indcpendeo s : We fove 
n j^- few Indep, nde.i (;.,(.},. f :> r i; c j ) fj i]C ir.d^ endenc Anrmomiins, 
Ind perdent Ana np ft , ^e^kt-r^ <^-. or rather men mule up of all theO, 
I idcpendency, Arftinom?3nif,T), P>ro vnifm, Ambaptifm, Ltbernnifm, foth^c 
Independency 9 become a con p urd of many Errors, a> d if Indt pendency 
ouldoncegeraTolcrition, w. (h-iuld then fecit fpeakouc to purpofc. And 
a< Ind- pendency is in this fcr.feall Krror, being rhe grear caufeof rhem, TO 
m.ny Errors are for Independency,. rh-rj\ rfieloveof Errors c^ufes m jny 
to Secome Independents, wan-on witted t)en who are confcious to them- 
f-lvesof finguhrities and novj FS, wh:c ; \ t^ey feir will not be rolenred in 
a commuoion and confocijtion, neither can chev make them goid before 
Svnod, out of fondneflf; to the<f opinions, do stf.d fucij a wy, which m-y 
ticmpt them if OJD all danger oi c.ftuire, and fo many Errors turn rolrd . 

A Catalogue and Difcovtry of 

pendency as b Jng a way to (\ve them harmldfe, and Independency falls to all 
kindeof Errors, and from one to another, and that becaufe it declines the 
remedy and means God ruin appointed for preferving from Errors. And as 
Independency is the iroiher and original of other Seels, fo tis che nurfe and 
pitroneflfe rhac nurfes and fafeguards chem ; how do all Errors take fanctuary 
in Independency, flic thuher and arefafe, as the Chickens under the wings 
of the Hen ; all 5,ectiries pleading they sre Independents, that being now 
their Sword 2nd Buckler, Ii.dependems and other Sectaries, Anibaptifts, A: - 
tinomiins, Seekers,^", hold together, make one body againft the Orthodox, 
godly, ftriftMiniftcrs and people. Tis wonderful to think how in all places 
the Independents countenance, plead for, and protect the reft of the Sects : 
J could name divers Independents who in Pulpits have pleaded for Anabar>, 
t fts, Antinomians : I could tell the Reader many ftorie?, how by the means 
of Independents many great Sectaries have been brought off when in quefti- 
on, and how by reafonof them, all remedies and wayes thought upon and 
drawn up by the Affembly, for the preventing the growth and increafe of 
Anabaptifts, &c. have come to nothing, asalfohow never yet any complaint 
came to the Aflfembly, or motion was made there agaitft the vildeft Sectary, 
but fom Independent fpoke for them, (of which I could give many parti 
cular inftancesj and though not alwaycs directly, yet finding fault with the 
modtu procedcndi, and objecting ftilf againft one thing or other. And tis to 
beobfervedof the Independents here in England, how notwithftanding all 
kinde of falfe Doctrines are broached and rife among the people j yet they 
fddome or never (tfpecially of lace) preach agiinft them, or write againlt 
them ; they will not lofe a parry, or oflknd any fort of Sect though it be for 
God, and for this tru h ; heretofore fomt of the old Independents and 
Brownifts , did good fervice this way in writing againft the Anabaptifts, 
Arminians : As Ainj^eorth 9 Jobnfon, and efpectally Mifter Robinfon, and fo in 
Ncty England they were zualous againft F-jmilifts, Antinomians, &c. But now 
all the Independents of SngLmd gent -rally fay not a word againlt them, but 
fide with thesi, (land up for them : I know not a man of all the Independents 
in England (excepting one) that appears either in preaching or any other way 
againft them but they with the reft of the Sectaries are folded together as 
thorns, and are joyned clofe as the fcaks of the Leviathan. And of this one 
example, look upon Matter Burton, a man who in the Bifihops dayes was fo 
zealous againft falfe Doctrine, as Arminianifm, points of Popery, any corrup 
tion and innovation in Worfhip, tha: he was all on fire againft them, and no 
Book that came from a Bifhop or his Chaplain, though but a touch of Error 
in it, could efcape his Pulpit and Pen; ye?, he would ftrain and aggravate 
every fentence and phrafe, interpreting all in the worfe fenfc ; but now he 


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canbefilent enough againft his Brethren the Sectaries, and hath not in the 
growth and increafe of all the damnable Errors and Herefks, far worfe then 
Coftns Devotions, Jackjos Arminianilm, Montagues Popery, Bifliop Lauds 
Alcars, and bowing at the N-tme of / /*, Preached any Sermons or Printed 
any Books againft them that ever 1 heard or : he can now let the Doctrines 
againft Gods eternal election, of univerfal redemption, free-will and the 
power of men by nature, &c. go ur. questioned, never Preaching, nor writing 
againft, or complaining to the Parliament of the r e things (though in Prim tea 
Books and in daily Sermons, as by Den, Lam, the Author of a Book cali d 
Thefulnefie of tk: love of God^ and many others thefe Doctrines are main 
tained far more grtfl/ then they were by the Bifhops and their Chaplains) 
nay, though damnable Hercfks and Blafphemies are vented in Printed Bocks, 
as The Pilgrimage of the Saints^&e. and in the meetings of the Sectaries, 
againft the Divinity of Chnft, denying the Scriptures to be the Word of 
God, &c. yet we no noife of Mafter Burton, nor none of his Brethren ; 
no appealing to the Parliament from any Committees, as from the Bifhops to 
the King, no out- cries, no Book written of the Errors, Innovations, Blafphe- 
mies 01 thefe times, as he did of the times of the BiflKops. f am perfwaded, 
if the Bifhops and their Chaplains had vented bu: the twentieth part of thofe 
dimnable Hcrefics BUfphemies, which his Brethren the Sectaries that arc 
againft Presbyterul Government, hive done, the man out of his zeal, in thofe 
times would have ready like Thincbat to have run ;hcm through, and 
have furred Uf> the devout people to hive ftoned them for BLfphemtrs, al- 
kdging that Scripture in the Old Teftamen: of ftoning Blafpheraers Lrvir. 
24. li, 12, CT-. But alas, all the tru;h the poor man is now capable of, are 
his Church-way Teners , and his oppofing the Prc byterial Governmenf, 
Thi/s Truth [but eu: of Doers, Thit a Truth ft ill ^ rhov^h font cxt of D^&rs, as 
appears by his two late Pamphlets : All Mr. Bxrtons Truths arc, / IduUtrj^ 
nay \\orfe then idol* try to ft. -tit upox Parliament And Afientbl) for Reformation : 
Tk*t it it ncCtjJAry to Salvation to he ]^jneJi in CtWckfcHoVrfbip, &c. But I 
wonder when we fhall have a Tractate from him, or any of his Brethren 
againft the Arminian and ^ocinian Tcnents, or againft the Anabaptift?, Anti- 
nomians and Seekers, orfuch a Tractate, as thi r , A Catalogue anddifcoverj 
of the Herefies, Errors and B/a(phemies of thefe times. I will tell the Reader 
a ftory which 1 had from a good hand, an car-wiweflc of it, and fometimes an 
old friend of Mr. Burtons, that about fourteen moneths ago, Mr. Burton hear 
ing of. \4S fobnGoodVpins preaching his Errors of juftifkation ; Mr. Burton 
faid, I will preach publikely againft them, thefe Errors are no: to be endured : 
Whereupon an Independent being by, one Mr. C. faid to him, O pray fir do 
not; (hall two fuch famous men as you two fall out, and preach one againft 

another ? 

CfitA\6g*t A*d D Iwvtr if 

tnothei ? Vvh*t a Icand*! will this be, and wiuc hurt will it Co m mi ; rinio ? 
Whereuptj Mr. Burtons z.- a l was cooled, and preacheu not , gaUift airn, as J 
was informed j and Mr. Goodwin in one of his A jfwcis sgairft Mi. P?ynne t 
fpe<iking of Mr. Tltirton, culls him, My Bio^er Svrtott, and IS r. Button pu.s 
i: up, and never writ a Book to vindicate h;m(eH from rhat afptrfion of bting 
Bi Oiher ;o Mr. (joodtiin, who holds fuch Doctrine* ir. puint of juft.fication, 
( .!.fome times he called damnable, and accounted Mftcr Goodwin little better 
then a Heredck for holding chen,) I am confides h-..d >ny other man, who 
had not been an Independent, as B di^>p Half, or one ot his Cruplains, hold 
ing far fmaller Errors then M;. Goodfrin doth, c-lltd Mi. Button Brother, 
the man next day would have made a Strmon cf it to wipe c ff the Afpeifion, 
and inveig!itd againft -rum for calling him Bro her, snd would openly have 
diicLtimtd the kinred, yea, hcwoulti have gone t;cer 10 have writ a Book 
npon it, that fuch men Iliould .all him Boh r, and thereupon have dtcb.r^A 
himfcU agaii/ft their o r inion, as tht Hcrai thy, Cerfmor;ie: 5 &c. Butw^ (ce 
what Independency i-, Hatg.vts $. q*it.tHt tft r o all Errors , though in Do- 
ftrine, yea, in the D cl.inei cf J^ftihcarioii, the Grace of God, c^* . And 
truly I look upon it a* a ngtre^us hand of God upon the Independents in 
Engird, to let the fword be upon their right eye, and to take away all zeal 
from them in matters of Doft. inr, for their oppofing theGovcr-iment cf the 
Reformed Churches , and feparating from their communion by fetting up 
particular Churches of rheir own, and for their hindering all mann r uf 
w:yes the Reformaiion fo long dtfired and prayed for. ]n a word, iv< may 
thank Independency and Independents for all thefe Errors, Htrtfi s, Bl^f* 
phem^es, and jll other evils in our Crurch, as being thecaufe of their R f% 
Growth, Increafe, and Continuance among us : And I do here as a Minuter 
of Jefui kriP y charge upon the Confidences of the Independents, all rfe 
confufions and mifcheifs we He under; as having b- en the great n=ejns of 
hindring and delaying rhefe lirgoi Church Gove nmerr, ketpirgali th ngs 
loole, that fo :hey m ght the better fifli in troubled waters ; as havingftiengrh- 
ned thehards ol the Sectaries by (landing for them in all pl-.cts, andbriig- 
ingrhemff danger; as conftantly npptfi gall vv ayes and rrears propound 
ed for ftp pr fliig of them, being ccnrtnr rather that Go "sGlon, Name, 
and! ruth (h.uld fuflVr, thoufandsof fcu^s per (b and all Rel*?icnbe ruintd, 
by all kindeot aboniinibie Blafphemies.d ^rrnable Hcrefies, w k- d Prftifrs, 
tken thar their cwn interefts and way fhcu!d be in the K aft ki de prejudiced : 
O had there bt en any true zeal in them to the glory of God, or love ol Trurh, 
and the fouls of People-, tht.y could not have endured r*> have feen all thefe 
evils hut would tather have* h girded ihepenfhing <f themfclves and their 
Independent way, then to have been upheld with the diftionor oi Cod, the 

many Ernttrs of the Sectaries. 6 5 

lotfe ot his Truth, and fo many other mifcheifs as they have been the caufe of : 
And therefore, though the Independents wipe their mouths with the Harlot 
in the Proverbs, and fay, Tkey have done no WicJ^fd^ejfe j and wich Piiats 
walli their hands of all our Errorf, Blafphemies, &c. yec let them know 
they have been guilty of the lolTe of the opportunity of a through Reforma 
tion, which we might have had fome yeers ago, and of all the evils that hive 
come in upon us like afloodfince: And I am confident (without great re 
pentance) God will require it at their hands ; and however, now whileft 
they have the appliufe ct the people, the favor of many great ones, getting 
places of honor, profir, (hining, and waxing far, they are no: fenfible : Yet 
when ihey (hall come to die, and are going into another world, thefe things 
may trouble them, and be fet in order before them. And that the Independ 
ents may lay it to heart, I can aflfure them I am nor alone of this minde, that 
they are the caufe, and have much to anfwer for ; but others, yea, and their 
friends think fo too : For proof, I (hall relate the words cf a prime Member 
of the Atfembly, (a moderate Learned man, a great friend of theirs j and 
if 1 (hould name him, thcrnfelves and all orhers would fay fo too) fpeken to 
me in the hearing of a Member of the Afllmbly, ind at other times to others, 
yea, to fome of the cheif Independents themfelves, fas he told me) That 
they had keen the caufe of fowttchhurt, that unlejfe God Vtere the more merci 
ful, all \\iould he ruined and that the Kin^dtm hud better have given every one 
of them a hundred thottj and found* man, then they i\i d returned into it. And 
therefore Mr. Burroughs and orher of his fellows " foad of that prayer in 
the Epiftle Dedicatory before his late Sermon Preached to the Houfe of Peers, 
O Lord, thefearcher f the fecrets of hearts, than fyoWeft not one I j our dc (ires 
but onr painful fincertendemvors, &c. may fmitc upon rhe thigh and make this 
Prayer , O Lord, than koKe(l and Ke mufl needs cenftfc, \*e have kindred (he 
formation af thu Church, and delayed bj all meant pofftblc thefctlinref the 
Government, Vehaveftopt all proceedings again!} Anabaprfis *d other Setta- 
rtfj, refufwg to eonfent to fttch Rules and Means agreed en by the Affemblj 
Which might have frevented their growth : W f ,Lord^ve talked of peace love 
fclf- denial, truth-, but behave caufed divifton, mxltiplicatien of Errors- toe 
have fought great things for our [elves ; through our mt*ns,Lirdshi**s are \ornc 
to thu fadpafre : O ! Vehat /ball Vee do ? 

j. Coral. Hence then from all thefe Errors, Herefie?, ^. broached in 
ngUnd, within thefe few yeer?, we may learn what an aftive, reRkfll-, fub- 
fpint the Devil ; how he compaffn the eanh to and fro, trysail 
lortsof men, watches all opportunities, works all waycs, and makes ufr of 
all times to uphold his Kingdom ; and when he c 3n no longer do thin* one 
way, then he will try mother j if he becaft cue of a King-fo;^ or perfcn 

I i 

Catalogue and Di[e<wery of 

at the foredoor, he will come in again at the back; and when he cannot work 
any more by one fort of men, then he will by another, coming to Chnrt in 
P-etex, and in an As gel of light : And though he have received many lofle r , 
yet he will never give out, as tis in that parable, Mattk.n* 43,44,45. 
When the tint l(au (pirit x gor.e out of A man, he Walks through dry places, feel^- 
ing reffi And-findetk none : Then he faith, I \\illreturn into my houfefrom Whence 
Jta me vut, and^ottb Andtakfthftith himfelf feven otker jpirits more ^ick^ed 
then kimfclf) and they enter in anddtiell there : and in Matfh. 1 3, 24 25. wht* 

ffoidfeed ufoVtn in the field, Vekile men Jleep the de 
vil ttitt fott> tares Among the Wheat. ( a) The odor et 
hath an excellent obfervation , thit Conftatinc 
coming to be Emperor, the Sacrifices of the Hea 
then gods were by his command put down, and 
Houfcs were built for the Worfhipof God, and 
the Minifters of Chriil were had in great honor 
andrefpeft; and chofe whoufed them contume- 
iioufly, were threatned to be fever el y pumftied : 
So that things being in fuch a condition , the 
mindesof the Chriftian* were filled with joy and 
content, and their enemies with forrow and fad- 
neffe. But the Devil, that wicked and envious 
fpirit, when he faw the ft ate of the Church of 
God to be fo happy and profperous, he could not 
endure it: But begins to thii.k upon fubtile and 
peftikntCouncels, fearching diligently all ktnde 
ofwayes, by which he might wholly overthrow 
it. For when he perceived that the Error of the 
Gentiles was difcovered, and the many deceits of 
the Devils cleerly apprehended , and the Crea 
ture by moft men accounted BO longer worthy of 
any Worship, bat the Creator worshipped and 
feivtd in (lead of the Creanire : He did not from 
that time openly fight againftGod and our Savi 
our, but finding fome men in name Chriftians, 
though indeed fervants of ambition and vain 
glory, he began to ufe tht-m as his inftrusnents 
very fit to bring about his deceitful works. And 
by their help he brought many into the old Error, 
not that he did bring them to WorQiip the Crea- 
tjre sgiin ; bu: he fo wrought, that the Creator 


(aj Tbcodoret Hijl. Ecdcf. 
lib z ctp.z. l r ernm nequnm& 
in vidut damon, generis bwnxiii 
fcrnicics, cuw ftntum Ecclefix 
Dti tiimfecundoac projpcro Jitttu 
ferri ccrnerct, uullo modo pati 
fotuit, jedfubdolt At pcftifcr* 
cvnfilia excogitare capit, omnef- 
quc fedulo perveftigdvit modos 
quibus a.m tarn pr&clare a,b u- 
nivcrfitztu opificc (? - 
YC gubcrtiaum pcnitus cvcrte- 
ret ; iiam cum animndverteret 
gcntilitim enoremfuis integu- 
mentis, evolututn, & vartw ac 
multiplied Ttammwn fraudcs 
ferfyicue deprcbenfas, <& crci- 
turam 4 qutm pliirimif vuU<t 
Amyliut dignatam venerationc^ 
fed pre ilia creatorcm lauds & 
yrAconik celcbratum, id eirco 
dcinceps non aperte contra. Dcunt 
et fervnto fcm noftnwi helium 
<iere, ftd cum homines quofdum 
vmim quidcm ffiriftianos, re 
tamen ipfa. ambitionis & intons 
florix fervos rspcriffet, bu tan - 
yum inftrumentk ad fuos vete- 
rutorios conatiu perficieiidos 
vilde jdovcif uti capit. At^ .ic 
ifariw opera comp lures in ve 
teran iiiditxit errorvn iitm quod 
ereMnram demo foli efficiebat, 
fed quod, in cs>mpAr&~jit ut irz- 
Hr ty opiftx mundi in eodem 
eumir.uturA ordine conftitue- 

maty Errtrs of the Setfaries. 6-j 

and Maker of the Wjrld was placed in the fame rank with the Creature : 
^frrlw and his followers denying Chnft to be very God, and God 


( b) fheodoret relates mary excellent things of {V Tbeod. Hift. Ea-lef. 4f> 
Tktodrfiw che Emperor ( ilm 6 him, MmirMu ?*<>. f.ij,i6. 
eft>atcr) s notonely forbidding the woifhipping of the Heathen god*, 
and ih..tiig up Jieii Icmplt* as Conflantine the Great did, but wholly 
racing clem to i h ground, as his making a Law to fupprefle the meet ngs of 
the Hereticks, as h\s writing to Valcntinian the Emperor, &c. yet he (hews 
how in his p.ffion he committed a cruel and 
wicked fad, and his (c) obfeiva;ion upon that, is, (c) Tbco. Ectlcf. Hift. lilt. 

ihoueh Theodofiiu was fo admirable an Emperor, *: s \ l6 - yerur * " ;. 

S. , nu btuuni earcru tdvcrftfti 
and defc rv.d fo much praife : yet to efcape all the mdioUtg nm ad(t ^ 

fnares of rhat common adv. rfary or maokiode, is i ee ft nm ai morbum intern- 

not fo eafic ; for he thatefcapes one, as intempe- pcruiti* cffugcrit idem avvri* 

rancy , may be taken and held in the cord of * <* /rf f imtim tcnsttr. 

coveteonfneffe and if he have the viftory on Vide^kwitti. 

rhar, then the Devil hith another way, envy may 

undo him ; and if he overcome envy, then anger may finde him out. And to 

conclude, the Devil layes for man infinite temptations, by which he may 

bring him to deftru&ion ; and if one will nor, he then tryes another, and he 

hath the perturbations and diftempcrs of the body 

fcrvinghis temptations. (d) * fi$ a fuyingof Luther, fd) Sata* fuxrit qua ptrtc 

That tht ?)fvil feck* about in frhat part of the htd^e fa fa tllimt trMfeeudert^ 

he may go mof <*filj over , ^d Vratchs *dv**t*w J" /JJ*"* ^^T" 
, v/ 7i ^ / / i- / ., currum tojht cvertcrc. Luth. 

01 Vehat frajes he may overturn the bending 09vt*g 

Chariot. And we finde it by experience in England, how fince the Reforma 
tion began in the firft and fecond yeers cf the Parliament, wherein we 
thoughc the Dtvil had, and fhould have been caft out of nglatid y what frefh 
footing he hath got aga-in. O, many of us when we (aw Satan begirt > fall 
like lightning in the throwing down of Images, Altars, and many othef 
Superftitions, in the breaking the power of the Hierarchy, in the putting out 
of irany Idol fcandalous Minifters eipecled a bUflVd rime, and rmde ac 
count we fhould now be troubled no more with falfe Doctrines, as Armini- 
anifm, &c. wirh corruptions in Worfhip, with falfe Prophets; we made 
account the Winter was paft, and the deluge of Hercfie, Error was ever, and 
that the time cf thefinging of the Birds was come, and the Land Chould be 
no more drowned : But we now fee by this Catalogue and Difcovery, that 
the Devil hath recovered himfelf, and fetup his Kingdom by other kindeof 
Inftrumen:s, and in another way then heretofore : And I am confident that 

I for 

68 v_^f Catalogue And Difcove ry of 

for theprefent, the Devil hatii gained more in the matter of falfe Doctrine, 
Diiordcr, Deformation, Anarchy, andLiberunifm, then he loft in the Re 
formation by putting down of many Popsfn Errors, Superftitious Piactifes, 
and Tyrannies : yea, J think it may be faid fafefy, that the Devil hath had a 
more plentiful harveft this Jaft yeer in England, then ever in any one yeer 
fifice the Reformation : nay, certainly more damnable Doctrines, Herefies, 
and Blafpheraie?, have been of late vented among us, then in fourfcore yeers 
before : fo that we fee in all thefe great changes , how the Devil hath btftir- 
red hiflifclf, and what improvements he hath made of thefe times, raifmg up 
new inftrumenrs to do his work , and making ufe f the pride, vain- glory, 
caveteoufnefle, ambition, loofneffe, wantonneffe of men, to keep Gods Houle 
from being built, and in t-he mean time to build up his own with both 

.6. Cora/. Hence then from all thefe Errors, Herefie?, &c. we may learn 
what a weak and deceitful argument that of New Light and New Truth is to 
commend any way or opinion* by unto men, and what the New Light of thefe 
times (fo much talked of) is: There s hardly anyone of thefe hundred 
threefcore and fixteen Errors, no, nor of the wotft among them all, but have 
b<en vented and held out under this Argument of New Light, and difcovery 
oi ; fame glorious Truth, nothing being fo common in the mouths of all the 
Sectaries for their Opinions as a New Light and New Truth : Thofe txvo 
damnable Herefies of holding there if hut one per fon in the *D ivine 2fy tare, 
And that Chrifts Humane Nature is defiled Vfith Original fin at Wett at ers t 
have been prefled with much hear, as a glorious Difcovery of a N-ew Light-, 
as the, Reader may finde in the firft Printed Letter of this Book -, fo that 
wicked Doctrine of the Toleration of a/I "Religions } the Devils great Engine, 

and then which he never invented a wickeder, is 

By one .Tutbil Primed a- called New Light and New Truth, in a Book enti* 
fcput two yeers ago. tnlcd , Mjftcriow Kingdom difcevertet, and fo 

there is a Book named, A difcovery of tfeVa Light, wherein all the Errors and 
Principles of the Old Brownifts way are laid down : And as our Sectaries ufe 
to Chriften all their Errors wiih thenameof NewLighr, fo have Hereticks, 
and Sectaries heretofore. Servettts that Blafphemous Heretick called his 
Herefics by the Name of Reftitttth Ckriftianifmi : And therefore in one word 
let Chriftians fufpect and be afraid of the New Lights and New Truths of 
thefe times, which in ftead of light are Egyptian darknefTe, and blackneflk of 
darknefle. Tor my own part I muft profefe, though I have traded in, and 
look? into moil of the opinions of thefe times, (as well as fome other men,) 
their grounds, that of all the new Opinions cryed up thefe five Jaft 
Light and New Truth, I cannot finde one of them, but ehher 

Errturs of the Sectaries. 69 

is an old Error long ago condemned, though now revived, or fife tNew 
Error lately invented, the Authors of them being in chat Catalogue of Saint 
y<*/, Inv?nterfof evil things, Rom. I. 30. 

7. Coral. Hence then from all this dilcourfe of the Errors, Opinions, and 
Praftiles of thefe times j we may fee the true reafon and ground of that great 
growch and increafeof the Sectaries among us, and why to many daily fall to 
that party and way, and fo few to the Presbyterians ; namely, becaufc many 
of the Opinions and Practifes Uid down in this Catalogue, arcfopleifing to 
6efti and blood, andfaitable to one or other corrupt principle in mans na 
ture ; whereas Presbyrerial Government, and the Dodrine of the Reformed 
Churches goes againft the grain, and erodes mens luft?. I might infhnce in a 
hundred of the opinions, belides pradifes mentioned in this Catalogue; 
chofe of Antinomianifm, thofeof the power of man by nature co beleevf, of 
Umvcrfal Grace, of making Reafon the ground of Faith, &c. and (hew how 
they anfwer co, and feed the carnal hearts of mtn, and have fomething to fit 
all mens humors ; but I will name onely thefe following. 

i. That liberty they allow to all forts of men to Preich, and erercife their 
gifts in pubhke,and to queftion and obj.d openly agiinft what their Mimfters 

a. That Liberty of Confcience (as tis call d) and a Toleration of til 
opinions, that a man may hold and vent what he pleafe, and may not be trou 
bled by the Civil Magiftrate. 

3. Their declaring againft tithes and certain fetled maintenance of Mini- 
ftcrs as unlawful, yea, Jewifh and Antichriftian. 

4. Their holding of Popular Government , the power and cxercife of 
Church Government to be in the hands of the people , and not of the 

5. Their maintaining of Independency and entirenefle of power in every 
particular Congregation : So that they are tot to be fub/ed to Clafles, Sy 
nods, forCenfures and Jurifdidion. 

6. The holding thofe Joofe opinions, That God loves me as well finning as 
praying: Thar Gods children need not to be tronbled for fin, or to mourn, 
coi.icffe, pray for pardon of fin. 

7. The pleading againft fellowfhip in holy things \vich any but vifib/c 
Saints as unlawful, which carries with it a great (hew of holincfle and 

8. The beletving thofe opinions of the perfonal vifible raign of Chrifl, 
that outward glorious Kingdom which (hall be on earth, unro which and 
many more opinions , there being added in. thefe times the pradifes and allow 
ance of long hair, all fcinde of fafhions irhapparel, liberty of fports and game* 


jo A Catalogue And Difcovtry of 

heretofore denied, and free and frolick kinde of living, noc fo (ir ct :?nd pre* 
cife as in former times, together with great Otiices and Alices oi hcnoi, pro- 
fif, both military and civil, which attend on that way, and SeAario get upon 
all occafions before the Presbyterians (it beir>g iht ready way now to get 
great gift?, office?, or feme place, to turn Sectary) it is no wonder trut fo many 
fall to be Sectaries and Separatists : Any man who hath but half an eye may 
fee how each o: thefe opinions haih fomethmg in them to feed fomc corrupt 
principle or other in man, as cither ambition and define of rule, or fpirnual 
pride to flievv a mans gtfts, cc covecoufneflc, or licejtfioufnetle, or bimde 
zeal, oruniUblentffeof {pint,^. And this may fully fa us fie any rational 
man of the falienelTe of that ground brought to prove their way is of God, 
and there is a hand of God with them, that fo many of all forts fill to it, who 
confiders that in the way of Sect*rifm th^re is both winde and tide, lufts 
within, of pride, love of liberty, coveteoufncfle, ambition, err. and without, 
the preferments and favor of the times . Hence hundreds of proud, ambiti 
ous, covetous.loofe men fide with them, and profefle to be for that way rather 
then Presbytery, and it noway comes from the Almighry power of God, 
backing his truth, and carrying on his own work agairft all oppofitions and 
difficulties : For befide?, that Satan doth not ftand at their right hand to rcfift 
them, but furthers them alwayes, they are in the warm Sun, having the 
South winde blowing upon them, and golden fhowers of hundreds falling 
into their laps ; all which principles within, and favors from without, have 
brought up and cheriftied thefe weeds, and caufed them to increafe from a few 
to an Army : And on the other hand, from thefe opinions, practifes, and lufts 
fofuitable to the corrupt hearts of men, becaufe the Presbyterial Govern 
ment oppofcs them, it comes to paffe that the Orthodox Minifters of this 
Kingdom have fo hard a task, and are fo reproached, deferted, as touching 
the Popes Crown and the Monks belly, the pride, coveteoufnefle, lieentiouf- 
nefte of men. 

8. Coral. Here is then an Apology and ^unification fufficient in the fight of 
the world forthofe Minifters and people, who are zealous for fetling Re 
ligion, and cry out for Government, who Preach, Petition, fpeak ofren one to 
another of thefe things ; whofoever doth but reaJ. and confider this Cata 
logue of Errors, Herefies, Blafphemies, Praftifes, together with the Letters 
and the Narration of (lories, cannot but fay there is great reafon of Petition 
ing again and again, of crying aloud and (paring not, and of ftirring up one 
another to ufe all means with oar callings and places, to put fome ftop to thefe 
great and growing evils : The truth of thefe things wtll confidered may 
plead an excufe, and take off the imputation of haftinefle, impatiency, unman- 
, precipitancy caft upon foine Minifters and people, and juftifie they 


Errors of the Sfcidrits . 7 1 

have done nothing but what was nectfiary : It is 

an excellent faying of Luthtr, Tts matter of prtife Omnium criminum 

for a man to bear patiently a*d modeftlj the names wdtftc & f^ietitcr tulijc Uu 

of *!l crimes c*Jl *p,n timUf ; h*t to allo* th, f *&; 

... - , J f _, . i ii- ( t i, raftnim glon*l)ct f 
frotltng of the name of Cbriftttn, the robbtnt of the ^nc^tionon b> ifti a^no-uifje 
glory of God, the deny ing of Chrifl, and not rather ac , i0n fotiut ufam aifungm- 
(ocry afainft and gainfay frith all a mans miaht tcmomnibm viribu rccldmjtfc 
even *nio blood, deserves an Ana>l .ema. Is it no: Aiutbcnupt. LuJurus. 
high time to fpeakagiin, wren things are conic 

to this pafTe with us, as that all Religion in fo high manner is corrupted and 
corrupting, thoufands of poor fouls diily per.(hirg and rhe wrath of G&d 
ready to fall upon us for all thcfe thing r ? Paul, in Gal. i. 5. would ro give 
plact by fftbjtflw*) no not for en hottr^ that the truth of the Gfjpel might fen- 
tinttc ; andin(7<z/. 1.7^8, p. Paul fpeaks twice of tretblfrs andpervcrttrs 
of the Gotyel, though an A*gfl from Heaven or any man, let them he acittrfed. 
It isftoried \n Judges 18,13,24 That the children of Dnfiying unro M\ 
What aileththefy that thou comcft Vcithfuch a company, Micah /aid, Te 
taken aftay my gods \bhich I mide, andtheprieft, andje are gone aVPay, 
What have 1 more ? AndVthat is tl.u tbst ye fay unto me } what atleth thee f 
Now if Micah was fo afTjfted at the taking away of his falfe gods which 
he made, the Ephod, Tfr*pkiiK t Graven Image, and (he Prieft , that he 
judged ir an unreafonable thing, they fhould fay, What ailcth thee ? How 
may Minifters and others in our times anfwer the St claries and Lukewarm 
perfons thitfay, what ail you? what ado do you keep? cannot you let the 
Parliament alone? leave them to tike their own time and leifure?but you muft 
Petition them and Preach, and keep a ftir, talking of Herefies, Schifrm, &c \ 
Oor God and all Religion is taking away, and how can we be filcnt and 
contenr ? The Scriptures are denied to be the Word of God, and b af- 
phuned ; the doftrine of the Trinity is called a Tradition of Rome, a fiftion 
the Godhead of Chrift is oppofed, and his humane nature is made to be de 
filed with original fin as well as other roens, the Holy Ghoft is fcoffed at, 
the Moral Law is taken away, yea, Gofpcl, Miu.ftery , Church, T^kh, 
Sacraments, finging of Pfilms, Prayers are overthrown, as holding there 
are none on Earth, and what have we more? and what is this thar^he 
Seclari^s fay unto us ? What ail ye? Look what Eftkcr faith, Eflher 8.6, 
Far ho\\> can 1 endure to fee the tvil that (ball come unto my people > or ho^o can 
1 evd*re to fee the definition f my kjnred ? Sa may Mincers and Chriftians 
no\v fay, How can they endure to fee that dcftruftion that comes to the 
fouls of men, the greu dishonor of God, the treading down of Truth, and 


7 i A Catalogue And D/jcevery of 

the hazard of ruine to thcfe three Kingdoms ? i Sam. 4. 20, 21, 22, 
Phinehas wife, when a fon was bonyo her, and the women bid her not 
fear, forthou haft born a fon, fee anfwered no:, neither did Hie regard it, 
but named the chilJe Ichabod, faying, The glory is departed from Iliad, /*r 
*&<? v4>^ 0/ (yW f4/^. John 20. Mary Magdalen mifiing of Chrift 
came running to Peter and John, faying unto them, They have tufe* aVeaj 
the Lord, and flieftood weeping and looking for him, and being asked by 
the Angels why (he wept, She faith unto them , Becaufe they have taken 
aWay my Lord,, and I t?noty not Where thsy have laid him. And have ncC 
we great caufe in the midft of all outward mercies and deliverances that are 
born unto us, to be troubled and cry our, The glory i* departed from IfracJ, 
the Ark of God is ttk^n ; and to weep and mourn with Afary, faying to 
thofe that ask us, WhyVveep ye , Becaufe they have t*t _n aft>ay ottr Lord, 
and to come running to the Parliament, faying to them, The Settaries h*ve 
taken a^cay the Lord ? And truly, when I confider trtat dreadful condition 
of thing?, through the abounding of SchifiD, Heiefie, Bhfphemy, Diforder, 

and all kinde of confufion in all places, City, 

* I was informed for certain Countrey , Armies, * Univeifity, Garrifon 
this jMiurjr 19. That in Towns : I wonder that all Piiipi ts ring not of 
Cambridge fome young thefe things , that all places arc not filled with 

Schohers , Frelhmcn and , 

under Graduates are turned F**1 ^^ every hour in the day the 

Preachers, and as m their Houfes ot Parliament are not followed with 

own Chambers, fo in fome Pecitions and Cryes of City, Countrey, Minifters, 

Townfmcns haufcs do an d People, againil the Schifms, Herefies 

Pi-each to Scholars , to B lafphemies , and Confufions of thcfe times, 

Townimen and Townfwo , . 

cn s and chat it is thought man y comingto them with complaints, as the 
thcfe Frdhmen are gather- true Mother of the Childe to King Solomon, 
ing, or will fhortly gather againft the falfe Mother, for dealing away her 
Churches. fon from befide her : Sothefc againft the J,ecl:a- 

ries , for ftealing away their Wives , Sons, 

D-ughrers, Servants, and making them Anabaptifts, Seekers, Antinomsans, 
Independents, &c. O were there that for the Houfe of God, the Truth 
of God, and rhe Glory of God that ought to be among Chriftians, the 
Parliament doors would be watted upon continually, and fuch a fad face of 
things prefented to them daily, in Remonftrances, Books, Petitions, as 
would caufe rhem at length to fall upon fome effectual courfes, for the pre 
venting and fuppreffingof all thefe Herefies, Schifms, err. And for conclulion 
of rhis CoralUry, I fay to fotfie men among us who plead for Moderation, 
and Deliberation, in die midft of all our growing Herefies, Blafphemie?, &c. 


Erreurs of the Sectaries. 7 1 

Go ye and learn what the Scriptures mean, 2?j the truth and jell it not, con 
tend earneftly for the faith Vfhiclo VTM once delivered ante tke Saints, ftrive toge 
ther for the Frtith of the Gofpel ; Be z.f*lotu, if there come any unto you and bring 
not thu Gofpel, receive him not into jonr houfes, neither bid hint (jodifced. 

o. Coral. Hence then from all the Practifes and wayes ot the Sectaries 
laid down in this Catalogue , we may obft i ve and take notice v\ hat deceitful 
workers the Sectaries are, what a dangerous, generation of men the) be, uhat 
kinde of Merchants we have to deal with ; njmtl) fuih , who htvc fumaiiy 
asd ftrangePractifes of all kinds , as I have already reLted - y Macron s who 
have the art of telling dear , raifing the prices oft their own co.;. modi ie , but 
of buying cheap and beating dov\n other Markets , fuch who (.an pur good 
glcfTcs upon bad wares, fell old, coloured and ghz.dover, under the name 
of new, Merchants wt.o have factors inall places wheie they are likely to 
put off commcdiiies, and will be fure tomifie noMart, Fair, nor Marker, 
well fpokenn.en, who with famed words will makeMerchandifeof mer, 
feeming to lofe fomewhat at fiift to get mens after-cuftome, Merchants who 
have Brokers abroad to get them chap men, with many fuch like ; and there 
fore in all trading and dealing with the Sectaries men had need look abour, 
tread warily, fear eve y thing, and take heed of believing and fruiting them 
too tar. It wiiLnot beamille torthofemen whoconverfe with them, and are 
caft into focitties and bodies where fome of them are, ro remember thefe 
Praclifes of theirs , and to have recourfe to this Book, to look it over as often 
as they have any thing to do with them, to fee if they con obferve which walk 
they are in, and whit they are pra^iling upon. The Sectaries area fubtile, 
cunning, adive, nimble, proud, deceitful, ft If feeing, ploiting, undermining 
generation ; the kfuites may go tofchool and learn ot th-m , and then, tore 
we have caufe to beware and fufped thi m in every thing , to fear them yield 
ing, and to fear them flyir.g, to fe.u fome defign in every thirg that conus from 
them, and to look for the nind of IOA(J in many buHntffrs when a man cannot 
vifibly fee i: : I w;fh all men in matters of Accommodation, Toleration, and 
all kind -of tranUdions with them to look well what they do, as having to 
do with (1 ppery men of whom there is no hold, ro be fure therefore to binde 
them as fift as may be, and nor to relye upon words promifes , for they will 
fay they meant it not fo, but thus , to take heed of trulb ng them with any 
power they cannot counrermand, to have a care how they let Papers go ou of 
their hands,Icft they never fee them more.In the year 1641. there carm forth a 
Book cntituled Loo% about you , wherein the plot of fontvn the lefuit ro 
cSeat a Church of the Religion eftablifhed , and to bring in Popery by Art is 
Itid down -, and truly this Catalogue and Difcovery of the Errors and Prafti- 
fe 3 ot the Sectaries may fiily be called Loo^aboMt jo* , and in it miny of the 

K fc p!o s 

"72 o<f Catalogue and Di few fry of 

plots and proceedings of the Sectaries to cheat this Kingdom of the Presby- 
terial Government, and the Reformed Proreftant Religion , and to bring m 

Independency and Sectarifm are difcovered. 

. Hence then from ail thefe Errors, Herefies, Blafp hernia, Confu- 
fions that are corne in upon us within thefe few yenrs, many perfons ot quali- 
ty and note, boih Minifters and others may fee what hurt they have done and 
what they have 10 Anfwer for ; who though they pr oft fie in thdi j-id^cmenr 
tney ave* Independent againit gathering Churches , and for the Prtsbvte- 
all way ; yet jo.yn and fide w;h the Sectaries ic delay and keep cffftthrg Re 
ligion, plead for them upon ail occafiyns, further their motions , give them 
aim in all places, area UK^. VJ to bang in Independents, Amincmbns, Ana- 
o .ptifts,and help to miintatn them, faying, they be good hcnt-ft men : hefe 
rnen,befides the hatefulneffe of their temper in fuch a rime as this is,whcr> trnrh 
is tain, hive u -done us by yielding, dallying, and delaying Thefe perfons in 
.: great meafure are the caufe of ail the evils and mifchk-fs (hat iye upon us, 
and we may thank -a great many moderate men (as they would be called) 
that things are ac that bad pide as they be ; feme of thefe have done the Sefti- 
I smore fcrvice then they could do themfelves , often fpeaking ar-d Ending 
^dience when the Sectaries could net , or elfe not wiihont fufpition : Thefc 
nen draw off others foo, making them indifferent, neutral, and not fo vigor- 
sin oppofing: Seme men have done much hurt this way , and like Peter 
hive drawn Barnabas after them, and by their earneft prcfling of Accommo- 
dations, Tolerations and other wayes of compliance, have undone us : A- in 
th^-Bifhops dayes there werefome Divines leaning that way, (though other- 
Orthodox and good men in themfelves, diflikingthe innovations and 
Wayes of thofe times j yet would notfpeak , or not fpeakout thofe 
evils, nay, would perfwade others againft appearing, faying, Oh take heed, 
you will do no good ; fo have we alfo fome Minifters (whom otherwife I love 
and honour, and judge no otherwife of them then of men in a tcmp-ation) 
East are State Divines , who converfing with fome great men hsvin^ their 
countenance nnd favour, knw whit will pleife, and whit will difpleafc, and 
thereupon are lo h to effcnd or lofe any fide, but keep fiir wi<:h al! , by which 
means Seels and Schifms have g-own upon us : Oh, Vis want of coursgf 
fpeaking our, declaring fully for one fide againft the Sects that hath undone 
us ; things could never have come to that piffe rhcy at?, but the Authors and 
Abctters would have been afhimed of them , if our leading men had fpokcn 
our, and been fo zealous as they ought to have been. Oh, when I read and 
confider both in Scriptures and in Ecclefiaftical Hiflories , that holy zesl and 
digrndori that was in the Apoftles, ( Paul, Peter, snd Jud^ and in the Paftors 
tif. the Primitive Churches, againft Schifmaticks and Hereticks, the troublers 


Errors of the Sectaries. 7 $ 

of the Church, and fee what coldntfTe , ind fFaency, filence, compliance, 
convetfc is in our times with Sectaries, I am ready to think that all zeal and 
love of truth hath left the truth, and that there is none taliant for the truth j 
well thh neutrally and indifferency a-e daeftable,and agairtt the Covenant 
as well asSchifm andHcrcfie: and I conclude this Corallary with that ex- 
hor:a:iun in the 3. Revel. Be valoiu therefore andrefent, /. /? tecattfethey Are 
Lukewarm, Godfpue them cut of kit mouth. 

" ii drat. H-.ncethcn from the confideration of all the Error?, Here! 
Blafphemies! D.forders, we may fee in what a fad and dangerous condition 
wearcinatprefent; and into what perilous times we are Lin. Tis ftoned of 
<j>oljr*rp:a , that when at any time he had heard IfmM Poliunum duit^ijl. 
heretic.;! word?, he was wen: to cry out, O good ad Fion :. MWj (um ^rcuci -ar- 
Cod in;o what times h.-ft thou referved me, that bj forte uJitf ct cxcUwrc foii- 
1 fhould fiiftcr fuch thing* I and forthwith he t*m,0hncl>ciuin<iu*mcian- 

i liiuw ___ _ tardrclitrvtliiutitlt1>Atiar,ilt- 


VVllCltlll iV ui-"j *-...-- i / 

fay the Lord pry poor E*$l*** . ar -d P cor London 

may cry ou: to God as che 7/</**/?, in 79. 1 . <9 C7.c,- , r/...- H^r/-. ^rr f m<- *- 
to thine inheritance, thj holy 7 emfJ?l.w<: t : -ey dtfitea, thy h l.iid ft rulalem 
onhcaps,\a.<y.<, 3 1- and cake up that comphint 
horrible thi*o is comnittcdin the L-in^ 1 Promts propl~Jt ; 
*Pri> (ls beirrttle by their mcA*s , and mj pcwle fovf to have it jo, and\\ b;it 
Killy. do i the end thereof ? zTim.s. Th.: Apoftle Pn*/fpt:aks of perillous 
time-;, ar.d thit which makes the times perilious, is ( wt en there are men ha 
ving a- form ot godlinclTe , Denying the p^er thereof ft f :V A 



ad captive fitly Vcome.ildcn Vrithftvs, wen o c corrupt WIK.-/T, reprobate con. 
e Faith, repfiing the truth. Lool^M God in the ci^t of Fz K i , fije 

cernini th , 

tz:kiel r#4^ dominations, and bid kirn turn yet again, 3rd he (Wild fee 
greater abominations, and yet after that fiid, Turnthee \etagiina.idthou 
(halt fee greater abominations ; and the third time faid , O on of man, 
turn thee yet again and thou (halt fee greater abominations then thcfe, ^-A. 
8.9, 13, 15. So in this Catalogue the Reader may lee grea; Errors , and yet 
may turn himfelf again and behold greater , mmely, dam:nhl- Hertfic-s, ?^\ 
yet tarn himfelf again and re:d horrid Blafphrmics , 3n! a thi; 
read horrible Disorders, ConfuHons, ftran^c Pnftifes , : or on 
jir-hr of Scrips r -bu r na tire , as in wc-mrrs :-rc Jch ; ng 

Catalogue and Difcovery of 

p. -.fled the deed, of the Prelates , and juftifiedthe Bifhops, in whofetime 
never fo many nor fo great Errors were heard of, much lefle fuch Blafphe- 
mies or Confufions we have worfe things among us , then ever were in all 
the Bifhops day es, more corrupt Doctrines and unheard of Prafttfesthenin 
Soyeers before; thefe Monftersof denying the Scriptures ro be the Word 
of Uod , of denying the Trinity , and the Divinity of Chrift , the immor 
tality of the foul , the rcfurrecrion of the body , Hell arid Heaven, the plead 
ing for a free and op:n Toleration of all Religions ; yea, oi Bbfphemy, de 
nying the Scriptures, and of a Deity , wich more of this kinde we re not 
known in their dayes. I am perfvvaded that if fevtn yecr ago the Bifhops and 
their O.\apl;i:s had but Preached, Printed, Licenfed, D.fperfed up and 
down in .Ciry-snd Ccunrrey openly, a quarter of thefe Errors, Herefus, 
Biafphemies, which have been all thefe w- : iyes vended by the Scftirits , the 
people would have rifen up :ind ftoned them , and puld down thdr houfcs, 
end forced them to forbear fuch Dodrines : O what ado did Minifters and 
people keep at rhc coming in of fome Popiflti Innovations , at the Preaching, 
Printing but of fome pcfl~!ges tending towards Arminianifm and Popery? 
but when fome flat points of Popery and Arminianifm were Printed with Li- 
cenfe , and preached in fome publike places, how did they that feiredthe 
Lord fpeak often one to another , keep Fafts in private , fpeak againft the 
Bifhops and their Chaplains , talk of nothing but leaving the Land ? and yet 
now we have groffer and worfe Arminianifm by far , as is evident by fome 
of the Errors laid down in this Catalogue ; yea, the Sectaries are come to 
points of Popery , and Praftifes of Popery , as the Reader may finde related 
in this Book , as to hold thofe Words of Chrift , This is my Body, muft be 
undeiftood literally , as denying the preaching of the Word and ad minifr. ra 
tion of the Sacraments to be Notes of the viflble Church , as bringing in a- 
noindng with oylfor lick perfons , as the laying on of hands to give the gifts 
of the Holy Ghoft , and not onely fmaller matters of Popery , but unto the 
greateft and higheft , as denying the perfection and furficiency of theSctip- 
tures , and pleading for fome men to be infallible, and to have infallible gif-s, 
that muft refolve controversies of Faith , which arc the great pillirs of Po 
pery, and foundations of all their other Errors ( as learned men know.) 
O how is the fcene changed within thefe few yeers / thofc Doftrines of Armi- 
nianifni and Popery which inEpifcopal men we cryedoutfo of, zndcoua- 
ted a Pi*culum that held in our Church , and were made the great ground 
offeparation from the Church, the fame points now moregrofle (for they 
by diftinftions refined and qualified thofe opinions ) are delivered and re 
ceived with great applaufe , and the Preachers of them cryed up and preferd 
before the moft Orthodox Minifters : Ohow are the times changed , per 


m.itty Errwrs of the Setter its. 7 5 

Cons profeflir.g Religion in /</ were wont to look upon thcfe two things 
as moft hatefu!. 

Fiift, the corruption of the Doctrine ofR< ligion. 

Secondly, a Tolera:ion of all Religion ; and in thewoift times we could 
not endure thcfe things; Oihe crymgouc that was in theformer limes a- 
gaiift Arminiamftn, Popery, Sociniamfm , Toleration of a!! Religion ! 
bu: now, Orhe crying up ol Liberty or Confcuruefcr all helc, and the 
pleading thac Errors ot the minde jre not fo dangercu< as Prattles! that 
ssfrriavs who live honcftly nny be faved ; yea, all men and all creaiures 
Oiallbe favedatlail / Whoever thought feven yecrs ago he fhould have li 
ved to have heard or feen fuch things preached and printed in EngUnd? All 
men then would hive cryed out of ft. ch peifuns , a &aj toitbthem, tVeaj Vcith 
them-. Much KfT: to live to fee futri persons countenanced, fpokcn for, 
brought cff all trouble, yea, prcfcrd ; if fome of thofc godly Minifters who 
were famous in their time (hould rifjoutot their graves, and come now a- 
mong us , as Mjfter 7>etl?ins, Greenhorn, Hitdfrfiam, Do<flor f Prefto*)Q&.Qt 
Stbsy&c. they would wonder rofee things come ro this paflc in En^Und, 
and to meet with fuch Rooks for Toleration of all Religion*, and Books in 
defence ot Arminian, Antiriomian Errors; what would they think when 
they fhould meet wirh fuch Miniftcrs and Chriftians whom they judged god 
ly and found, now to plead fora Liberry of all Confciences ; there to meet 
with one of their acquiintance turned Ambaptift, another turned Seeker, 
a third Familift, a fourth an Anti-fcripturift ! O what ado did we ke<-p in 
En^ltnd) many yeers ago about faction , Montague , Coffns Books and 
fuch like 1 And now we make no-hing of worfe Armmianifm, and far greater 
Errors; the poinrs complained ol in Doftor Jaikion , Biiliop Montague, 
&>:c. were harmle(Td wholfome Error-, ( if any Errors could be harmlciTc 
and wholfotne ) in comparifonof mn\ Errors in this Catalogue. Certain 
ly if Mahometvitft now alive among us, he would be a gallant fellow in 
thefc times, and be in great reqaeft for his Revelations and New Light: 
Yea , we arc hln to that madncflc and folly, that I am perfwaded if the De 
vil came vifibly among many,ind held out Independency anil Liberty of Con- 
fcience , and fhould preach never fuch falfe Doctrines, as, that (here were no 
Devils, no Hell, no fin at all, but thcfe were onely onens imigina ions, wi.h 
fever^l other Doctrines, he would be cryed up , followed, admired; and it 
it (hould happen he were comphined of , and queftioned by fume Presby 
terians ( for to be furc Sectaries would rot) he would have fomc or other 
to fpeak for him, and help to bring him off-and that which makes the renditi 
on of England fofadin regard of Errors, Herefies } &c. are thefe following 
ciccumftances that accompany them, and are to be found among us. 

i. That 

7 6 .A Catalogue And Dtfcovtry of 

1. That they are in a time of Reformation when we proftfic Reformation, 
and cafting our of all corruptions in Doctrine and Worfhip. 

2. That they are among us, and grovv up afrer a folemn Covenant and 
Oath to extirp3te Hercfie, Schifm, and whatfoever is sgsinft found Doctrine, 
fo that our Errors , Herefies, Schifms, are perjured Heretics, and perjured 

3. That thefe are rifen, increafed, raign , and prevail fo far under a 
Parliament fitting, not under the Bithops , corrupt Clergy, Court partv, 
but under a Parliament : Parliaments , when Errors of Doctrine have come 
in upon our Churchin their vacancy,, were our great Remedies to remon- 
ftraceagainft, punifli, fupprdfethem, that they never rife nor grew during 
Parliaments fitting, but kept them in awe, and was a rod over them ; how 
Were Bifliop Montague , Cofens , Jackson , and their Books queftioned by 
former Parliaments , and what a famous Rcmonftrance was made by the 
Houfeof Commons to the King, June n. 1628. againft the Arminian Er 
rors , (hewing how the hearts of the Kings fubjects were perplexed , ^hen 

Vfitk fbrroW they beheld a daily growth t and fprcad- 
of r> M k ?rinS Hia ? n W0lk$ ** tf tke Fa ion f the drmiviatis ? But alas,how 

ftrancc let down verbatim. laeksons 9 and the Arminians of thofe times , 

preached and printed, now a Parliament is fitting, 

as by Mr. Den and his followers, and in a Book intituled, Thtfulneffe&f 
Cods love mewifffted , and printed in theycer 1^4*3. befides far greater Er 
rors i hen Arrmnianifm, asis maniftft by this Catalogue ? 

4. That thefe are too much fuffered, let alone, notpunifhed j where is 
there a man amongft all the vSectaries , ihir hath bin nude exemplary for pu- 
niiliment , or hardly for any long rime reft rained ? Thefpirit of old Eli is 
upon i he Land , in regard of fparing Se$s and Sectaries , many Magiftrates 
fufferrag them fo much, and the people loving to have ir fr. 

5. Sectaries have not been onely let alone, fuffered , and unfound out, 
bur when complained of by fome zealous men , as and others who 
hive wared with expence of time , and money , and informed ; they have 
gotten cfT, and vent rhemfelves as bad andworfe then before, and nothing 
comes of all : yea, when they have been committed or bound over by men of 
inferior place, they have been releafed by others in higher place, 

6. Error? and Schifms are (b far from being punifhed, that many who 
H ttrs are highly refpectcd, preferred, countenanced, put into many cffi- 

c v - ices ; ve,i, :ifrer their being queftioned by fome Orthodox men in place, 

r-T- u -! il , rhrv hive bf-^n received into ?>r?3t mens hcufes , h^ve had 

. f .. , i. ,..,., ..*.?.. t- .,?:,! , -,... , ,. . . * i\, i. r 

Et rers of t he S ttt Aries . 7 7 

condition ef this Kingdom, faithful, godly, Orthodox perfcns who have 
oppofed , and queftioned (linking Sectaries , who have had nothing to com 
mand them but ihcir Errors andHerefies, have ever after been undermined, 
tbft rucked , ditcou .rcnsnced , compbims mad*; agatHft them , pretences of 
onerhiog oro.her, lill they have been hid &fidc, or their lives and places 
burdensome to :hem ; cf which 1 could give divers iniianccs in fume jjxlhnt 

7. That perfons who would nor be endured , nor frf.ered in other Coun 
tries and Churches , but were caii ou: aod b>nuhed for their Errors^ Here- 
fks , end turbulency , do litre in En^lmd vtnc and fprcud their opinions, 
githtr Churches., preach operly where muhhudes rtfort; how many oft 
011:0!- NcV9-Efl.i*dif)r their Aruip.omianifm , Acib p ifm, &c. have come 
over, and here printed Bucks for t; eir Errors, and preach up and down 
fieely ? io that poor *//i^ rnuft litk up luc j perform , who like have 
been caft out of the mou:h of other Churches , and is bf comet he common 
fiiore 3nd fink to receive in the filch of Heredes and Errors from all places : 
what wus faidcf Htinnihil s Army , it \wscollttvits omnium Gentium , the 
fime may be faid of ns f or all kindc of Seds and Sectaries : Anglic coRumet 
omnium Sworttm & Settaruw. 

S. The Errors of thefe times ire vented by men looked upon as godly 
and holy , whoin the Bithopsdayes, and were (trid in their lives, 
and fo hive an incereft in many good perfons , men alfo who arc popular, and 
hive popular gifts to go up and down from City to Ccumrcy , from one 
Countrey to an.r:hcr, and ihitgoto meetings in private houfes , know the 
wayofir, and the art of taking people , talk all of Reformation .ind greater 
p<rrlecl ; .on , pretending to correct A-f^nificat , and to Reform Epifcopacy, 
Presbytery, and all Churches: whereas the Arminians and Prchrical men 
in r-,e Bift-iops times were net efteemed as good men , had not thofe popular 
gif .> cf Prayer, o-c. ror did know the way of private meetings , neither hud 
I pretences of Holineffe, Rr. formation, to take the people with, but peo- 
plf ?encr?lly fudged they needed Rtformarion. 

9. Errors are held, cried up, and received as New Trurhs , a 
New and glorious Lights: what was Errourand worfechcn naughr , cried 
downintheBilliop? ar.d their Chsolrn? for damnable Error , Hcrtfiis, Ar- 
minianifm, Popery ; the very fime Poinrs concerninp, Uaiverful Redemprion, 
Vre-wi!!, Condi:ienal Election , denying the fufficiency and perfedicn of 
the *;cr : ptures, &c. are in our times New and Glonous Truths, and preached 
to the people for the everhfting Gof^el. 

10. Tiiefe Errors, Herefies , Blafphemies , are not ondy vented in a 
corner, in fecret clofe Chambers, with doors double locked, among; wo 


8 o - A Catalogue And Difcovery of 

or three , that few or none hear or know of them , or in fome private Vil 
lage a-<d remote dark corner of this Kingdom, that a manmuft digthorow 
a wall to fee and hear them (which yet were fad enough, and was the cafe 
of the Prophet in <^8, 8, 10, 12. feeing thofe Idolaters indie dark , and 
in their Cnambcrs ot imagery ) but in Houfes thac ftand open for all , 
many hundreds come, and in the Metropolis of the Kingdom, Londox t and 
that in the heart of the City *, fo that they are not preached with us in the 
ear, bur on tfv: Houfe top, we declare our Errors, as Sodom , and arenoc 
afl-nmed : yea, abominable Errors are Printed , the Books fold up and down 
in Weftminfter. Hatt , London, and dtfperfed in all places; yea, given into 
the hands of Parliament men in Weftminfier- Hall , and daring at the Parlia 
ment doors.todifperfe Books written in the defence of fuch and fuch Errors. 

11. Errors, Herefies , increafe after all our Deliverances, Victories, and 
fuccefTes God hath given us; yea, that which ismoft fad to think of , all 
our Victories, Succefles , are unhappily made ufe of , and turned tothein- 
creafiagand growth of Errors : Every taking of a Town or City, is a fur 
ther fpreading over this Kingdom the gangrene of Heretic and Error , where 
the Errors were never known , nor heard of before , upon our taking of 
Towns and Cities they come to Town; every enlarging of our quarters 
is an enlarging of Seftarifm , and a multiplying of Sehifms : where can a man 
almoft goto any Garrifon, Town or City, and not meet with Anabaptifts, 
Antinomians , Brownifts, &c. Can a man go to Southampton , Portfmottth t 
Warwick.) Gloucefter? Briflol , Tork^ Lynn , cum mttliii aliis , and miffe 
of them ? 

12. We are unfenfible and not affected under all thefe fpirinnl plagues 
of Herefie, Schifn , BUfphemy, Inrohrable Anarchy; the fortieth part 
of thofc Errors, Herelies, Blafphemies, which are now in the midft of 
us, would feven yeers ago (had we heard and known them) have made 
our hearts akc, and our hair ftand an end, filled our faces with paic- 
neflfe and biackneflc, whereas now we make light of them; the cuftome 
and commonnetfe of them hath taken away the fenfe and horror of them ; 
we are ftrangely fenfLffe, bruitifli and tlupid under all thefe Errors ; 
three or four yeers ago the twentieth part of thefe Opinions and Pra- 
ftifes laid down in this Catalogue, would not have been endured; but 
the Minifters would have been more awaked, and the Kingdom ftarrled; 
we ihould have kept folemn Fafts, cryed out more to the Msgiftrate for 
his help . So that now the confederation of all the Errors , Herefies , 
with thefe aggravating circumftances , do declare the dangerous and 
fearful condition we are in , even the Parliamentary party that hath 
ftood up for Reformation ; becaufe among us and in thefe quarters, 


many h t of the Sett^ies . 81 

ate to be found fo many Hercfies, Schifms, Blafpherr.icf, fo many Heretical 
Blafphemous Books, fomany confufiors and disorders, Mechanicjv Pieacrier^ 
Woman- Preachtr>, yes, yong Boys taking upon them to Preach and k id 
p.ople; andiiitr-.e mirft of all our outward Victories, Deliverances, Sue- 
c-.ilcs i 1 -.r.n.bk to ih nk what will be the ,fluc and end of thefc thirg^, * d 
whai ft- matrer and Articles there w-ll b; forC^ods vifuation ot EUn<1, 
ou- ut truk cu, I ft) tars; and v\c fhail both in the Prophets, 7/*, 
fereM, and the Rcve /,//<, of Sjint J-b*, how the moft dreadful Judge- 
irur sarc .hrea-n dagriuft Churches, tor falfe Dodrincs, and Prophccymg 
falfly } and f anirtifwjd.d God will rot beai long with us, not fo long as 
wu.i ,he B !"hops and < ourt-pjrty, betaufc we have profeiTed more holinctle, 
and gr.a er Keformadon : But as he fpeaks of the Angel and Church of Per- 
gatxos, fur iuvtng them among rhem that held the Dodrine of the Nicolti- 
ta.<, R-tcnt, or cl, e / Kill come nuto tkee quicty : So God will foon come a- 
gunft u>, which may caulc us to rake up that fpeech in Jeremitb, Be aftomficd t 
O ye heavens *t tbu f *nJ be horrify afrtiJ, yea, be very deflate ; but if we 
could ft II promife our fclvcs Victories, Succerte, and that the cvM of Sword, 
Peltil:nce;e^. . Qiould not overtake us ; yet know, thefe Errors, Herefies,^. Ipread among us, are a worfe Judgement : Luther faith, that Here:icks 
and falfe Teachers arc fumma indignatio Dd, the greatcft difpleafure of God 
to a Church, pt*a Divi*t ir f) the ftroke of Divine wrarh, that the Church 
is not fo much deftroyed by Temporal perfccution , as by the pcftilenc 
Doctrines of men; for by them tis increafcd , but by falie Doftrmes \ii 
left, and that \Vc- have more caufeto bewail the fcandals that fjll out in our 
own Churches, then the perfection of the Papifts and all T\ rnts neither 
do the Papifts fomuch hurt the Church as falfc Brethren, which boaft Co 
have the fame Faith, Dodrine and Worfhip of God. 

The Errors and wicked Opinions among us are worfe then the Sword, and 
we are ma more dangerous and fad condi. ion by realonof them then for -11 
other mis that areupan us ; theArmies of Herelkf Errors among uvire worfe 
then all the Armies f Cavalier*, andMonfters hardlierto bcfubdued- the 
fpintof Error and Schifm that ism the midft of us, is the arrow that flmh 
by day, the deftrud.on that w.fterh at noon day, and the terror by night that 
walks in darkncfl j ; m one word, cis the faddeft and worft evil thi- can cone 
to a Church, and that draws quickly all other evils after >, which Man the 
greateft Enemy that Chr.ftian Religion ever hid, knew well cno r h, and 
therefore did not by fword go todtftroy i:, hot granted i Tolc-mtion of all 
Religions to Z) ^i/?/, *Srri**; t &c. as trie rcadieft nd fu reft way to de 
ft rojr the Church, by that means thinking co wuC; the name of Chrift to perilh 
out of the Earth, as t^fnftine fpeaks. 

L1 And 

8 2 A Catalogue And Difcevery of 

And as Evrorf, H rdies., an* a greater ev 1 then the Sword, and Temporal 
perfection?, fo areitay worfe iht n evil manners and a bad life , falfe Do- 
drines are not evil deeds, fruits of the fl.fh, things which God hares, 
and damnable as well as a wicked lile,, a Epiftlc of John, v, i j. Gat. 5.1. Rev* 
6. 15. 2 ^f. 2.1. buc they are the depths ot Satan, Rcv.z. 24. And the Spirit 
of God in the Bp.ftlcs ot Galati^ns, Timothy, z Thef. Cha. 2. Second Epiftle 
of Peter, Chap.2. Epiiile of lude, the Revelation^ and in other Scriptures, 
cxpnrte^ more deccftacicn againft Hertfies and Errors in divers refptcts,then, as J might fhew; but 1 will give only one irftance 
outoi the Epiftle to the Galatians^ where the Apoftle, befides affirming rhe 
fame of Herefics , which he doth of the witkedft adions, Murthers, Drun- 
ktnneffe, Adultery, Fornication, &c. That they Which do fuck things fkall not 
inherit the Kingdom of God; He fpeaks over and above of falfe Teacher?, 
who broach hlfe Doctrine, CjaL i. 8, p. once and again, If We , or an Angel 
from Heaven, or Any man preach another Gofyt I to yott, Let him be acfttrjtd. 
And Gal. 5. 12. 1 Would they Were even cut of which trouble you ; wherein he 
(hews that holy mdignatson againft falfe Teachers, and falfe Dodrines 5 which 
he doth no;: againft cvtl lives, neither praying fo for their cutting offj nor m 
that manner pronouncing fuch a double being accurfed upon them. 

In one word, He refies, Error, are more deftruftive to the nature cf a true 
vifible Church, then loofe manners, and deftroy the Foundation more : Pu 
rity of Doftrine, profcffion of the true Faith, is the moft eiTential note cf the 
vifible Church, when as outward fanftity of life is nor, but may be found in 
men out of the Church : Falfe Doctrine and Hercfies alter and corrupt the 
Woiftiip it felf, fo doth not the bad manners of perfons in the Church, 
Hence A^<?r anfwers to fomethat objected bad manners to him, I Kill not 
( faith Luther} commend my manners, but Doctrine and the true Faith; and 
befides, *Tit impojfible ffiith Luther} but that a bad life Will foil oW falfe Do- 
ttrine ; for if men mal^e fiipWrack. of Faith, they Will of a good conscience : The 
Denatifts who fell into Error?, fell to many infolencies, as to commie Rapes, 
Murthers, &c. So the Anabsptifts Antinomians, into what loofenelTe do they 
run daily : Herefies and Errors, fpread fooner, further, and more incurably ; 
yea, take and infect them whom corrupt manners could not prevail with : In 
broaching and maintaining Herefies, men vent their parts, Learning, gc a 
name and fame by them, which they do not by committing Drunken- 
ntrTe, Uncleanneffe : Men wi!! dye in their Errors, and (land to them to the 
death, going by a Rule (as they conceive) but men all along purpofeto 
repent of their wicked Praetifes : Men are hardly , feldom reclamed, 
convinced of the moft damnable Errors, becaufe the way of Error is 
commonly a Faction, a party that hath Interefts, Defign?> and many fol 

many Errors ef the Sectaries . S 3 

lowers, whereas a bad life hath not the ferious considerations of thefe 
things ; thatHerefies, Errors, do fo abound among us, and that they arc 
the worft of evils, may ferve for a true Giafle to (hew us, tn whit a lament 
able dangerous condition we are in at prcfent, ard m?y make every one 
of us take up chat wifh of Jeremiah, O that my head ft ere Waters, and mine 
eyes <n Fountain of tears , that I might Vceep day and ni^ht for the Errors t 
Herefiff, Blaff}(mies, Cenfufions^ that are among w : Yea, to call upon others 
to come and nuke haftc, and take up a wayling for us, that our eyes may run 
doftn Vcith tears, and cur eye- lids gufl) out With ^faters^ to teach a lib our Sons 
and Daughters wayling, and every Neighbor lamentation : tor death is come 
into many of our Panfhes, Houfes, Chuiche?, to dtftroy the fouls of our 
Wives and Children from within,and the yong men from without : I think we 
have more caufe to write Books of Lamentation, and to weep over England 
for this, then for the Sword or any other kinde of evils. 

1 2. Coral. Hence then from the confideration of all the Errors, Herefies, 
Blafphcmies,,and Practifes of the Sectaries in England ; we may bethink our 
felves what is to be done, if we would have the Kingdom faved, and what 
courfe to take, both for our felves and others to prevent their further growth, 
to reduce things to a better condition, and to turn away the wrath of God 
from this Kingdom ; which for the Herefies, Blafphemies, D/Tbrders and 
Confufionsof thefe fourlaft years, is ready to come forth upon us like fire, 
and burn that none can quench ir : Now the remedies and directions that I 
fhallgive, futuble as 1 conceive to our flate and condition, by reafon of our 
Errors , Herefic-s , &c. as they are hid down in this Catalogue , are 
both to Mimfters , Magiftrates and People, which fliall be fuch Rules 
as more propuly and peculiarly concern each of them in their feveral 

i . The Minifters feeing fuch dimnable Herefies, cfa. and things come to this 
paflV, muft look more nanoivly, watch more diligently over their flocks 
then ever, to keep them from Htrefus and Schifms, and make account tis 
their duty, and their fptcial work in thefe times, to attend more to that 
part of their Miniftery that concerns Doctrine, and convincing of Er 
ror then heretofore: If was ever a qualification, and a duty required in Mi 
nifters of the Gofpel, to b? able by (ound Dodrine to convince gain-faycr, 
Tit. 1.9. as well as to exhorc and comfort; but fpechliy when many Sedu 
cers and f-.lfe Prophets are gone out into the world, and Errors, Herefies 
fwarm; therefore the Apoftleftirsup Timothy upon tiiis cenfideration,?"* 
be in ft a nt in feafon, and out of fea r on y to reprove, rdrxfa exhort, frith rfkng 
andDottrine, in regard that many W* heap up Teachers after thr ir 
, andfi.itl turn ^aj their ears from the truth, and he turned ir<to 

LI 2 ftl [,! (St 

nd Difwvery of 

oo c* 1 

tiiititiim fcftiim Lilcrtin. CUM 
(cclejU tr fcn.icit-J, ahqmi 

hblc-. (a) Calvin in his Pretace to that Book 
called, Inftruttio adverfa Liber tixos, faith, That 
When any pernicious Sett begins to arife, but chiefly 
tyke* it grafts, tii the duty of them Vekow God hath 
Appointed to buildup hu Chwchjo oppofc it fironcly^ 
and appear a gain ft it before it getsftrength to corrupt 
anddeftroy all. And certainly Vchen there are Paftors 

vcro cum augcjitt, cj,:r-i quot 
DCVA ad xdific&ndtim Ecticfi- 
am couftituit ofticn/K eft , ire 

facd to the Flock^ of Chrifr, but they muft alfo ftatcb 
tgainft Wolvcs and Thi: vesjbat if t^ey Vcill come to 
the Fltck^, they may fet them far a\\<ay by their loud 
cut- cries and Vociferations. And Miaifters muft 
know tis no IdTe noble and nectfTary a work, to 
keep avyay p.oyfon from, and expel it our of the 
Children, then to provide them food, (b) O- 
rigfn hath an excellent faying to this purpofe, 
That he does eu Weft dcfcrve of men that tak^s a- 
W^y pojfonoiu Errors, at he Who teachfj to. live ft- 
ottfly and innocent I) : And indeed all Reformation 
is in vain, (c) as Luther fpeaks, if there be not 
pure Doftrine for this is one of the thing* thi C 
waftes the Churcf; and People of God , when 
as they are not defended againfl wicked Opini 
ons ; fo that it comes to parfe, That the Doftrine 
which is according to godlineflk being loft, 
many fpoyled confciences do wander up ard 
down, and run into infinite Sefts and Superfti- 
tions, feeking to be healed, (d] Luther tells Minifters,they muft not only 
buildup, but filfo defend : In the time of Teacethey muft teach, and in the time 
of WAT they muft fi^ht With , and re/ift Satan and Heretic kj. Mini ftcrs ought 
now to 6e inrent to the Errors of the time?, both in Doctrine and pradife, 
a.nd obferve what is the proper work of the day, and Preach accordingly, 
taking heed of being guilty of finful filence, whileft Chrift and his truth fuf- 
fers , Wc-e have too many wounds with which we have been wounded in the 
hpufeo.f our friends : Many Minifters have and do undo as ; feme by their 
total filence , others by fpeaking too favourably of theSefts, and too muck 
daubing ; eis high time now to fpeak out, when the Truth of God, the Faith 
once delivered to the Saints, more precious then our lives, is almoft loft, three 
Kingdoms almoft rained, and ail the Reformed Churches in their truth and 
peace,haz3ided ; they that can now be filent , well contented., and let the 


Et ccrtc curnfm Ecclcfidpifto- 
rcs , mi fi lum lefta cibivia, 
grcgt domini adminijlrtite dc- 
bcnt fed ctLun excubiAf Agere 
ad acr(Q.s lufos cr fares, ut fi Ad. 
grcgcm qaedcre volueri/-it, cos 
wjtrnii ctxnionbzs & acri vo- 
cifcrdtiwc quJ.m longiffimc fum- 
movcant. (b} Orig. wnu 
clfum.\.\. fol. i. Emm vero 
dc rebut bumMis nm bciicmc- 
rcri poteft y;V fcftifcros crrojes 
fuftn .crit qium % d fie docet 
innocenterquc vivere (c~) Luth. 
z Gen. cap. f?. (d,) Lutb. 
Epijiol. ad S ^aUt. Uottores noji 
folum adifctrc, fed criam dc~ 
fcnderc dcbcnt. Tcmpore puts 
docendum eft , Belli autcm 
temfore fugnandiim , & rc- 

rntny Errers of the Srffartts. 8 5 

Wolves come freely and not bark , they ddcrvc to be accounted cuir 
Djgs: Lei therefore all godly Orthodox Miniftcrs. who would not have 
all run to ruine, ftir up thimfclves, and life up their voyces like Trum/ei^, 
(land no longer lookir g on as idle Spectators, or halting bttwetn two ; 
for he that is not now wuh God in his cjufe, is gtinll him ; and he trut 
gathere.h not, fcattercth. (a) Tis a golden 

fpeech Qf-LHtktr, Tl>*l *f*r lmfifi .*ri*n **d &* 

, LI *. L tl - im nuuum Alma vita m^iut 

Grace, there u no ether *x>rk?re*urtbct<,[}ta^ ^ ltcug v / rl[ife * M 

the Truth for Cbrtft : And in another place he cknjio. Luthcriu. 
faith, / * ftomaniflt tbi*g t9 fit in ct corner, and 

lye bid in fame Lois ; but thats l\ort <-y a man to plead the cattfe of God an*} 
kuTruth in the miaft of the Cjrctt mtn and Nobtts. And that Mimfters 
incur tunes maybe a means toprtvtn: and fupprelTe the Errors, Heicfies, 
and Schifois, they mult not onely often Pi each againft .hem, but they fhould 
fetthemielves agiiift all the waycs by which Errors are come in, and arc 
further coming in up>n us, and oppofe them by Preaching.Writirg ; as Lay- 
rnens Preichmg, the gathering or Chu.ehes, and above all a Toleration ; 
for that would Be an open doorac which all kinde of Hertfi^s would come 
in, and no man could keep thim out : And therefore if Mimfters will wit- 
nttfe for Truth and agaii ft Errors, they moft fee themfelves in a fpecial 
manner againft a Toleration, as the princip 1 inlet to aMHcrefie and Error^ 
And if a Toleration be granted, all Preaching will not keep them out : For 
as it hath been anfv? ered, rhe P^rons of Images, who plead, Let them ftind, 
but Preach againil the Worlhippingof them, that if they ftand, Preaching 
will not take away all the danger ; ?i$ not fnrficient ro keep the people 
from all Idolatry : So fay I in this cale , If a Toleration be granted, 
the Devil will be too hard for us, though we Preach neror fo much s- 
giinft them. A Toleration will undo all, Fit ft, bring in Sccpnfm in 
Dodrinc , and loofentfle of life , and afterwards all Arheiftn. The 
Patrons of Error, becaufe they cannot at rttft plead for fuch and fuchDo. 
(ftrines, in tcrminis, and yet hold them, and would have them propagited, 
thcrelore they pkad for a Toleration, which orcc being granted, they 
will come in then of courfe : O lee the Minifttrs therefore oppofe 
Toleration , as being that by which the Devil would at once lay a 
Foundation for his Kingdom to all Generations , witneffc ogainft it in 
all places, pofllfe the Magiftrates of the evil of ir, yea, and the people 
too, (hewing them, how if a Tolm ion were granted, they (hould never 
have peace in their Families more , or ever after have command of 
Wives, Children, Servants; but they and their poftcriries after them are 
like to live in difcomem, and mqnicukflfe of minde all their dayes. fis 


nd Difcovcry of 

Glory of God, and the falvt"on 
be tor a Toleration, Miniftcrs 
yea, ill thc people were 
pomians, Seeker,, * 
leaftafperfion up 
.but fuppofing it; yet Minifters 
Preach and cry out of the w 
and withstand it by ,|| awful 
ventering the loff/of 

rhe Minifters loo 
nemies to Toleration,. 

of foh .. I" 1 dcftru * ve to, he 

r K ! an i theref ? re "hofoever Ihould 
*^i c : If the PImenr, City 
! ^^ Al <"Pfe An 

d ^ft?/!*^ D h t " <>Ci " 1 thc 
, ? . bellcve ^e contrary) 

PC ?* the r Reafons 3 S a 
" T- tO k buc P^ 

"""l!" ,? " j""* 1 aad 
V aBd ^! ""i" Caufe, and to 

f thc . gw S ^T 1 f the Seft " ies = 
Jh h " before th , em who were 

and l 


3 5 . */ afwato, *,. 
ujbrif in via. Chry. 

fhould have Churches 

*/ . when 


the vtrrim : SoisJm. 
the fecond had publifh 
he commande 1 

manner, Tell 
f t baft and ab)e ft fanes into that 


m*y Errors of the Sectaries. 8 7 

fair anajpuKHs Crofrn Vehich then Keareft upon thy head, Wouldft tkou not be of. 
jcnded frith him ? The Emperor yielding : Chryjoflom Replied Well, drf then 
nat think the Emperor of Heaven Kill be offended, ij inn godly City Khich i* 
fincere and found, a (cabbed, and infetfiout member be per,itud to inhttit ^feeim 
iturfqttircd oj everyone, either tUt he be convened, or t - at ht be b<t*iM* 
Yea, the Primitive BiQiops and Fitters of the Churdus v a fo ,;;>m;{t nur 
ture* of Religion, and admitting of divirs way* of iUl ^^. iu one City or 
Kingdom, as that ihey made man, Canons and Decrees i.i Counuls . nd Sy 
nods agaii.ft f..ffcrir>gof Hereticks and Sc- ifmacicks,is Artist Do*tiftt &c 
and tht Laws and E d.d.ot tl Chnftian Emperors, againft Hcici.cks ^nd 
SchifmatiCks , nc oncly approved of" by the Faihers, bci/rg tn-.A d 
and Decreed ftill after every general Synod, the Emperors pubh hi.-j; n-w 
LgWs tf againft the new H rccicks , but thofe holy men were fo far from ^vmg 
ar)y way to formal Tolerations, as that they ftirred up and exhorted the Em- 
perorstoadde their Civil Sanctions to-the Canons ar,d D. trees ot Synod 
made agai nft the Herefies and Errors of the times. I might ftr-w how rl c 
Paaors of the Reformed Churches (oamely thofc who were fhrs of the rirft 
magnitude; were againft the Toleration of Anabapufts, Libcrnnes and other 
Sedanes in their time, and what they did and writ againft it a s favi* Zw.- 
gltM, Peter Martyr Philip AltUnVhon, Zanckiw, Be**, Kncx, Bmguifer 
M*fc*lttt , yea and Luther, however at firit he was fomewhat tender in that 
point, as newly coming OIK of Popery, and knowing how the Papitts t 
abufed it, and fearing the w-orft ; yetafterwards he was againft a Toleration 
of Hcrctitks_and Stftants ,and was for the binifhment and fuppreffion of 
thern, as is evident by an (c) Epiftle of his, written 

in tnfwcr to that Queftion^r^ may be /,- (c ; Lttfb E ^i. Tm . z . E fifr 
f til for the Magistrate to killftlfe Prophets ? where p. 3 8 i . An licut Mtgiftrttui 
Luthers judgement is for ban QiingfaKe Prophets, ^iJicrc pfcudoprofbctat. Re 
but not killing : and by his writing to the Senate JP ondct Lllt - c ** indicium 
of Mulhufiftm, ferioufly admoi.iQiinc them not 

,o adn^itif ,he An.lTap.ift 

a- ; ^ *+ i -j qutmin Putt/tit it eS 

fiu&in3ud*vidcm* t ubicum ftututum fuiflet Pfadopropbctv & JuLosoccidi, uccc 
tempo,!* ftfamep ut non fi finfa prophet* & * truabrcntur, Lbonutc c,v \htuti 
quo mp^M^jtr^ fret, Pfeudopropbctx <r bcrctico, ficcrunt quofruosvoluerini, idem (c 
quuturum cffc nmco & pud notros fijvnd u,,o cxcmplo Ucitum probtri plteft fcduffora cflc occl 
deud,,, cum*dhuc*Fud<Pytfv ^idem^b^fl^utum^emfansuinem fundiprfnocene. 
$u*renuUo rnodo poQunudmium falfos DoRo res occiJ,, fa cjt eosnlegJ, qu >p*><* III- 
fieri abuti volant, mttiu tamcn fcccabunt & f,bi untun noecbunt. Sfcidi. lib. 5. gum 
cjtfM e Sewutjaufm Muncerm obcrrarct K rumor incrcbuiffct, cum w M MulbufiumLu - 
thru CA re C9ffv u fa* a Snurn Utcrit- & raitHr mwet, nerecipmt. 


A CrtAlogueAnd Difcovcry f 

th he 
noc rcce,Ve him 

u * 

Andnot onel did they 


many Errors of the Sectaries. 

by Gabriel P*Wel, firft during his abode in Oxford, Vide Towels Anfwcr to a 
I(5o4. Afterwards living at London-Houfc, 1605. Petition for Toleration of 

bvthecommindaientof fomeof the Bifhops, he ? cry - 1 E /^ , and / 
f . ;t: n.i u -A- Refutation of an Epiftlc j4- 

rcfutedan^/smWEpiftlc for thepermiflion tohgticti, written to per- 
and profcflion ot all Seds and Herefies ; as alfo iwade the permifllon of the 
writ a Tractate of the unlawfulnefle and danger promifcuous ufe and profcfli- 
of a Toleration of divers Religions in one King- onofallScfts and Herefies. 
dom ; Befidef, in this Book de Antichriflo, Dedicated to King James, in the 
Epitlle Dedicatory, he tweaks notably againft Tolerations. And Cjabriel 
Parcel did not onely oppofe, but Doftor Stttcltjfe, Dean of Exeter, about 
the fame time writ two Books in Anfwcr to thofe 

Petitions of the Papifts j and Duftor Wttet in The Petit. Apolog. of Lay 
his Preface to his Commentary on the Spiftlt of Tapifts, wherein prefumptu- 
*6 writes againft thofe Popifh Books, which ^ufly they demand jTolwa- 

tlon * wctt Religion, Ex., 

* u r c *, a n e tionot th 

in the former part of King James Reign were let ammc d an 

forth to irtfintute themfe-lves to the State, and to 
perfwade a Toleration of their Religion, agiirft which he gives ten Reafons. 
And when in the later part of King j**wr.r his Reign, the Spanifl Match was 
onfoor, and things tended towards a Toleration, and greater favor of Po 
pery : Doctor Abbot then Arthbifhop of Canterbury nude a mdt freeRe- 
monftfance to His Majefty againft the Match and Toleration indulged ro the 
Papifts (a perfeA Copy whereol is in Mafter Prjnnes Hiddtu \\orkj of darkc 
fjft, or a necejfary Introduction to the Archbifcopof Canterburies Tryut. Pag. 
39 40, ) In which Remonftrancs arethefe following paffages : May it pleafe 
Tour Mayfty, I have bsen too lon^ ftltnt , and am afraid by my filtnce 1 have 
nc%lettcd the duty of the pUce, it hath plcufed God to call me unto^ ar.d Tour 
Afa)*ftj to place me in. And no^9 I humbly crave leave, / may di, charge my 
conscience towards Gcd, and my duty towards Jour AS}e/1y. And therefore / 
befsech Tou give me leave freely to ddivcr my ftlf t and then let Tour Alayfly 
do \\rkat Ton fleafe \\~ith ntf. Tour A4a}efty hath propounded a Toleration of Re 
ligion, I be/tech Tou (Sir) tak? it into Tour Confiderati-n> Vehat Tour AH is the ceftqxence?Ky be ; by Tour Aft Ton labor to fet up that mrft dxmn- 
abtr and heretical Dottrincof the Church of Rome ; ho\\> hateful it \\ill be to 
God, and gricvota to Tour ffood Sub )etts y &c. What dreadful C9fetjnence thefe 
tki-Kfsmay draft after I befeech Tour Majefty to confidcr ; and above till, haft 
by 7 iteration dJddifcountcnance of the true Pro\ fffiw of the Cejpel, Vehere- 
Vrith God hath blfffed Hi Tour .M^}fjiy do not draW up>,x the Kingdom in qcner<>.l t 
andT )ur Self in particular , Gcds heavy Vcrath and indignttiov. Thw in d f- 
char^eof my duty roftvr; i. Go^ to Tour Ma )efty t and the place of my Callira, 
7 have tak* humble btUiiefie to deliver my conscience. And no (Sir) do ft / // 

M m 

gue And Difcovtry of 

me Vrhtt you p-letfe. This Kemonftnnce agaiuft a Toleration or indulgence 
of Popery was feconded by Doctor Ha^el and others. In this Kings 
Raign a Toleration of Popifti Religion for Ireland was ia agitation, and fo 
far proceeded as it was ready to be concluded j whereupon the Archbifoops 
andBifhopsof /nAWjoyned inapublike Pro;efta f ion againft it ; a perfect 
Copy whereof is as follows, The Tlfli&ion of Papifts ts fuferftititw and 
idolatrous, their faith and Dotlrine erroneous and heretical, their Church in 
rtfpeff of hoth , Apoftatical to give them therefore a Toleration of Religion, 
cr to confent , that they may freely exercise their Religion and profejfe their 
Faith and Deftrine, it A grievotu jin, and that in tVcorefyefts : fir ft, it is to 
nt^k e our [fives acccffory not enely to their fuperftitiout idolatries, Heretics, 
and in a tyord to all the abomination of Popery ; hut alfo ( Vohich is a confe- 
quent of the former ) to the perdition of the (educed people , fthich peri/kin the 
deluge of the Cdtholike Apoftacy. Secondly^ to grant them a Toleration in 
rejpctt of any money to he given, or contribution to be made by them, u to fet 
Religion to f ale, and^ith it the fouls of the people, Dehorn Chrifl onr Saviour 
hath redeemed Vtith hit blood. And at it it * great fin, fo it is a, matter of moft 
dangerottt eovfequencc, the consideration thereof We leave to the tyife and 
iudicioftfj befeecbing the ^eahtu jod of Truth to ma^e thofe Veho are in Autho 
rity , z*Alou* of Cjods glory, and of the advancement of true Religion zealous , 
refeluie, and couragiout, againft a/I Popery, Sttperftition, and Idolatry. And 
when there was a great meeting of all the chiefeft in the whole Kingdom 
about a Toleration, and likely to be granted: Doctor DoVenam Bifhop of 
London-Deny Preached at Dublin before the Lord Deptry and the whole 
State, and in the rnidft of his Sermon, openly read this Proteftation above 
written , fubfcribed by the Archbifhops and Biiliops of Ireland and at 
the end he boldly faid, And let all the people fay, Amen: And thereupon, 
fuddenry all the whole Church almoft fhook with the found that their 
Amen made: And the Lord Deputy calling for the Bifhop, for a Copy 
both of his Sermon and Proteftttion , to fend to the King ; the learned 
and couragious Bifliop gave this Anfwer, That there Wat nothing he either 
ffiakf or read in the Pulpit, btflheWould Willingly jttftifie before hit Majesty t 
and feared not Vtho read or f*to if: Which Proteftation and Sermon were a 
means to prevent a Toleration. Now if theBifhops and their Chaplains 
were fo zealous, couragious, againft a Toleration of the Errors, and falfe 
Do^rims of their times, both in England ZK& Ireland , as thus to Write, 
Preach, Retnonftrate , and ro Proteft, and that in corrupt and degenc- 
rating- times, when the Court- Prerogative was fwoln high , and the current 
for favoring of Popery rsn ftrong : King James his minde, with many of 
hi?. C ouncdlors, ftpongly bent upon the Spaniih Match 5 and fince this 


Err&urs of the Sectaries. 9 1 

Kings Raign and Marriage with a Papiit, Popery having many powerful 
friends, boih in the Court of England and Ireland 

(* there having been for many yeers deep de- Mr. Prynnes Hidden 

fignes to bring Popery in again into thefe King- ^^S^Sw^g 
doms ; for the e&dng of which, one of the t( / tbe worlt f ^ plotSj ta 
beft means projected, was the giving of a Tolera- bdng in Popiry into our 
tion and Indulgence.) Did, I fay, the Archbishops, Church, and to reduce all ouc 
Bifhopj, Deans, Doctors, Court-Chaplains, and Healms to Rtmc. 
Bifhops Chaplains ( for there were feme of all 

thefe forts oppofed ) h-zird the favor of King, Nobles, great Courtiers, 
the loflfe of all their preferments, Archbi/hop ricks, Biflioprick?, Deaneries, 
great Livings, to withftand a Toleration; And (hall the Minifters of out 
Times fuffer a Toleration of all Sefts to come in upon u?, in a time when 
the greatcft Reformation is pretended that ever was in this Kingdom, and 
a Parliament fi ting, and be either wholly filent, or oppofe faintly j be afraid 
of difpleafing fome great men, or hazu ding a little Eftate and Liberty ;> Was 
thi Lukewarm Angel whom God hath caft out of this Church, for not be 
ing zealous enough, yet fo zealous as to hazird all againft a Toleration of 
Popery, and that to the face of King, Deputy of lreland l and the whole 
State? And (hill the Presbyterians Orthodox godly Minifters be fo cold, as 
to let Anabaptifm, Brownifm, Antinomianifm, Libercinifm, Independency, 
come in upon us, and keep in a whole skin > O let not the AfT-moly, Mini 
fters of London , and the Kingdom, give any occafion ( God forbid they 
fhould) to the enemies of Reformation, to fiy of them, The Bifiops and their 
Chapltins (Who Were counted Time-fervers) oppofed thf Errors of their Times, 
Vviihftood a Toleration With the hazard of great Preferments, and great Reve 
nues ; but the Presbyters, Veho pretended to be t^e great Reformers^ to reform 
the former Reformat iov t and to corrett Magnificat, juffered all k^nde of Errors 
tndSckifms tocomcin, Vehen they ft ere inflate ; yea, and A Toleration y and 
durft r.ot appear vigorously Againft them, for feir of offendingthu great man, 
or lofing thit friend, or being hindered of thU Preferment, they might haply 
come to> if they Jhould he too forward. Certainly, the Biflnops and their 
Chaplains Hull rife up in judgement againft the Miniftery of this generation, 
who appeared agait.ft rhe minde of King, Councel, and fo powerful a 
Faction as was for Popery, and the Toleration of it in thofe dayes, if they 
be filent or me^lly mouthed, befides the fbime and difhonor of it here, 
before the Churches abroad, and good men at home, who will lay 
all the blame upon the Minifters, and fay, We may thank them for thie, 
for dealing no more freely, nor faithfully with the Kingdom ; 
crying out an unworthy Afotr.bly, an unworthy MinilUry in Ciry and 

M m 2 Co.,n;r,y, 

92 A Catalogue And Vtfcovery ef 

Countrey, to fie ftill, ardfufter all thefe Errors and poyfonous Principles, 
in Books, Sermons, to come in upon u?, and to paflc unqueftioned. O 
for Tome Galrifl "\Po\vels , ^Do^n^ms , Abbots, &c. to write, presch, re- 
mor.IUatc, prottftsgainft the Errors and wayes of thefe times/ Tis want 
of courage and fpezkir-g ouc hath undone us , and tis oncly bcldneflesnd 
freedom in fpeakirg,, to declare patticnlaily fuch Books come forth, fuch 
Sermons Preached, fuch Practifes plaid, fuch perform preferred and fuffcred, 
fuch parcialiry u ftd, &c. in reference to the Sectaries, thst mnft recover us 
there s no way to put a flop to things, and fave all from mine, buc prcfenc 
courage and heroick refolucicn , and lets fpeak our, and fuflfcr no longer $ 
company of giddy, cunning lelf feeking Sectaries, to betray the Truth of 
God, and to abufear.d undo two Kingdoms : And I would not doubt ir, if 
the AiTembly, Orthodox Minifters of the Ci:y and Countrey, would but be 
couragious, and appear effectually in their Miniftery ; they would make all 
theSectaries and their friends weary, and afharced of thetrade they drive, 
and the courfe they take (they being guilty of fuch foul matters, both agair ft 
the Church and the Civil Peace ; yea, Kingdom of Scotland, City of London 
the Reformed Churches, and Parliament. J Lets therefore fill all PreiTe? 
caufe all Pulpits to ring , and fo pciTefle Parliament, City, and whole King- 
dom againft the Sects, ar.d of the evil of Schifm, and a Toleration, that we 
miy no more hear of a Toleration, nor of feparated Churches (being hattfi.1 
nimes in the Church of God. ) And if any Minifters fhould be afraid of 
firTe ring in places where they live, becaufe the Sectaries have a powerful in 
fluence in feme parts, and set in wayes of molefting and troubling thcfe 
who oppofe them ; let them confider they cannot fuffer upon a more honor 
able point, then in oppofing by all lawful wayes, as by Preaching, Wririnf, 
the coming in of a formal, legal Toleration of Herefie, Schifm ,-srd all 
Doctrine which i? contrary to godlinefle, and to the peace of Church and 
State. It hath been the defire and care of godly Minifters in the Bifhops 
times, when God called them to fuffcr, that they might fuflfer upon feme point 
which was clear, and not upon words or matters by the by. Now the oppo 
fing the Sects of thefe times, and that greit defire of a Toleration of all Re 
ligions, pleaded for fo much by many, are points will bear us out before God 
and all who come after us (it ever a Toleration fhonld be granted) will fay 
when they fee and feel the mifcheifs of a Toleration ., Thefe were good and 
wife men, that had their eyes in their heads and looked afar off, 3$ frcn as 
new evils arife in the Kingdom upon a Toleration; this which they have done 
againft a Toleration, wilibefpoken with honor of them throughout allGe- 
nerations, and in other Chriftian Kingdoms. 

v Minifters in their meetings, fhould advife and agree together, to confider 


Errors of the Sectaries. 93 

o*, and think upon fome wayes and means, for the preventing the further 
growth of the Stcts , preferving thdr people from the infection, and the 
remedying of them; and therefore it: were good, that in the City and in each 
County, the Orthodox godly Minifters would chufe a company among them- 
felves, nuke a Committee to artend upon this Work, and draw up fome 
things that might be ufcful to put a Hop to our Errors which might come 
forth in the name, not of any one ruin, bur of all; as many eyes fee more 
thenone, and many hands build-* up nsore - So acts and waycs propounded 
by a Community, many Minifters carry more weight and authori:y, then 
done by one fingli Mimfter ; and therefore it were good to fct forth fome 
Books againft the Errors of our time?, wi h joynt confenr, in the name of all 
the Minittx-rs, to fend ou: fome grave Admonition to the people, in the name 
of the City Minifters, fu ;fcribcd by all, to warn thcpeople, in the Name cf 
God to beware of the Errors of th.-fe times, and to withdraw Irom Sectaries, 
and to return again into the bofom of the Church ; and laftly, lor the Mi- 
nifters to make a Remonft ranee of all the Errors, Hercfies, Bhfphemits, 
Schifms, Infolencics, Tumults, that have b^en in En^ljnd thefe lad five yeen, 
out of all the Printed Books, Publike Sermons, Preachings in private houfcs, 
Difcourfcs of the Sectaries ; and with a Petition humbly to prefent it to both 
Houfe, with hands fubfcribed of all the Orthodox godly Minifters in this 
Kingdom. In the beginning of the Parliimenr, there was fuch aRemon- 
ftrancc, containing the Errors in Doctrine, Innovations in \Vorfh:p, Tyian- 
nical Pr;ct fes in Government in rhcBilbaps daye f , wi:h about eight hundred 
Minifters hands fublcribed to it ; and all know the good thit came of it; 
But now there s a more fruitful fuld to walk in, more ma ter, (lunger D> 
clrines, greater Blafphemie^ lnnova:ions in Worfhip, horrible Infolencies 
xn:l D.furders^or fuch a lit- monft ranee; and who knowf, but if this were 
done fully (as it might) wi:h a thoufand hands of Minifters fubfcribed tor, 
and fct before the Parliament, it rr.igh: do as good an Orfice for the Sectaries, 
as for the Prelates and their Courts ? 

3. To thefe, and all other wayes ufed by the Minifters, they ciuft pray 
much to God, and call upon him night and day, that be would -prevent and 
caft out of this Church all the Errors, Herefies, Roors of bittcrncfle, ?oy.- 
fonous Principles got in among us, and to give a mifcarrying womb to the 
Sectaries, thit they may never bring forth that mis ftupen BafUrd-Monfter 
of a Toleration (which is part lift, part FleCh, and part neither of both ; 
that hath one part like a Fifh, another like a Beaft, a third part like a Man,) 
Minifters muft give themfelves continually to prayer , as well as MiniRers of the 
Work) Afts6. 4. Praying as well as Preaching againft the Errors of ihe 
times; and therefore, lee the Miniftery pray, pray, pray, yej, fair, and pray 

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againft the Sects, and agiinft the much beloved Toleration, faying with 
Davidy I will yet pray againft their Vcickedntfrc : Let s complain to God, how 
his Truth is trodden down, his name blafpherned, the Crown of his Glory 
prophaned, the Scriptures derided, the Mimftery of his Word defpifed, the 
Church and Sacraments denyed j yea, all Religion ready to be loft j and let j $ 
ry to him with 1>avid , Pfal. 1 IQ. 1 26. It it time for thee Lord to Vvorl; for 

they haveiJMtde void thy Laft, thy Gofpel, Faith, 

Book intituled. Toleration yea, and the Light of Nature and Reafon, pleading 
/jf/K/.ftg.S*. for a Toleration of all Blafphemies , and denying 

there is a God. Minifters have caufe to take up that Payer in Cant. 2* 15. 
Take w the foxes, the little Foxes that (poll the Vines j for our Vines have tender 
grapes : And that in yfalm 70. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheri 
tance. Alexander the devout Bilhop of Alexandria, was famous for his 
prayers againft Arrius y and did as much againft him as Athanafitu by his deep 

Tbad.b*. Fd/.tf*. 4 . Disputations and Arguments. Theodoret relates of 
i e Ario. Alexander , That when he was commanded by 

Conftantinc, upon pretence of Repentance to re 
ceive Arriut into the Church, he went into the Temple with two more, caft- 
ing himfclf down before God, weeping and praying, that he Vtouldnot fuffer 
f Jv Wolf to be mingled With the Sheep in his Prayers faying, Lord y but ifthott 
fermitteft him to come in, neither can thy }udgementt be fearchedtat t take aft>Aj 
thy fervant out of t his prefent life. And upon Alexander s Prayers, the next 

morning immediately Arriw was fmittenby God, 

* Ham. (? plfi Magiftrifunt and died mifer ably .his bowels falling our. * Luther 
fUg* divinaira, nonCecMtc obferves that the Prayers of Minifters unroGod 

9lm f wulicfriulittke*#tt do oft more againft Hercfies and falfe Teachers 

tlaam carnaltf. idcoauemiig tf , , . . TU ., . . 

nation bumilM DtumfL chen chei f Arguments, f^ing, That Heieticks and 

go. tvcrtcnda, & Dem fhc&it- falfe Teachers are the itrokes of Divine wrath to 

dtts 3 %u<un viribm mgenii aut a Church or Kingdom j as heretofore a carnal 

trttditionii cum ik nngredieii- Sword was Gods plagu to a carnal people ; and 

dm utvMm* ft Vdmtfc- therefore thc ft rok , is ro be more turned away, 

TCJitts provocan Koitrts Ucry MK 3 , ^ , , ., , , , i. _, .V 

m noftrorum tfirum. Jmpii nd God to be r^onciled by hurdle Prayer with 

VofoesfMtpanateccawum, him, then to deal with them by itrengrh of Wit 

CT fumm* T>ei iniignmo : and Learning , that fo the victory may be upon 

And fpeakino o f Reafons O ur tears (God fliewing t/iercyj and not of our 

ffi&y^ r rkl; AndL^fpeakingof Hereticks, faith 

donee bxtncxcelfieosimmtot, the y are n <* overcome with force of Arguments, 

fued ut fata } nor with Reafons : They grow prtud and infttlt 

genii, eloquently cruditiouJs over 4% tkefe t and prevail till ihe right hand of the 

dbumiliflA. Hiffkchanve them : Vhitk tk*t Ctd maj do, *e 

eft. Luth, * * *& 


many Err ours tf the Se ft/tries. 9 5 

not prefume nor tru{l upon ft it, learning elo~ 
^ttt God u to he implored teitk humble earne/l 

. Gabriel ToKtl who was io Zealous againft rtieOtMcl Fowl* Book 
_. , c emituled, A conhdei anon of 

Popery and the Toleration of it , as to write fo thc Paplfts Reafon$ of Statt 

many Books, did alfo exprelk his tears, and make an d Relig:on, tor Toleration 
an humble Petition unro God agai;ift thrm, full of of Popery in their fupplicati- 
z^al and sftedion ; and therefore Minifters in our on to thc King, d hc ft* 1 " 
denes, wherein not oely principle, of Popery are itRnSKST* " 
2i itamed, but all other Hereiics, yea, and a ge- y ldc Thc Authors Tears 
neral Toleration aymed at as appears by the great- an a Humble Petition unto 
eft number of Books Printed on that Argument, Almighty God. 
{hould according to that cxhortat.on in the Pro 
phet Jocl t Weep between the Forehand the Altar, And f*j, Sfarf thy pfoplf, O 
Lord, and give not ikine heritage to reproach, Joel 2. 17* 

2. The Migiftrates from the confideration of ali thefe Errors, Hertfles, 
Blafphemits, fliould appoint and command a folemn general Faft, to be kept 
throughout the Kmgdotr, for this very end, that thc Land might be humbkd 
and mourn for thefe He refics, Biafphemies, &c. and for the grear growth, 
and too much ftiffcring of them; and for the fearful breach of our folemn 
Covenant withGod, we have had publike folemn Fafts, feveral times com 
manded upon particular occafions ; and lately, one kept for feekiag God, 
about the fetling the Government of the Church ; but we have had none yet 
called, nor kept particularly upon this occafion of Hercfies, Schifms, Blafphe- 
mie-s which is the faddcft of all. M^es that great Magiltrare, upon the peo 
ples making a golden calf, and commiiting idolatry, faded the fecond time 
fourty day-es and fourty nights , even prefently 

after fading fourty dayes before , T^eut. 9. 1 8, i p. fide New Annotations on 
compared with Vcife 9, u. (the number of four- #" 9- I0 - and ^"/- 
ty daye, arefundry times mentioned in the Scri- 

pture for humiliarion) and have not our Magiftrates great caufe to Fjft, for 
the golden Calfs made by the people, the ftrange opinions and worfhips of 
thefe times, and to be afraid of the anger and hot difpleafure, wherewith the 
Lord may be wroth againft us todeftroy us. Thofe two damnable Errors of 
denying the Doctrine of the Trinity, and Divinity of Chrift (if there hid 
been no more) which have been openly and publikely maintained byfome, 
and arc held by many, were as juft a caufe for faftingand humiliation, as the 
Ifraflites golden Calf ; thefe opinions (befides all 
the other wickedncffe of them) being Idolatries. . Voct Thef 
* Learned V**um (hews excellently that Antitn- u Mm p og . de- 
rtcarians and -Socinians are moft bafe Idolaters, fart. Mi. fctt. a. cr 4 


96 i^f Catalogue and Difcovery of 

Socinianos effc idilolatru & and that their Idolatry is more evident and groflc 
quidem tur^o^quippcqui then the Papifts in praying to the Virgin Mary 
Tcr mum iUum "cohi-li *niwd an d Samrs : I he Magiftrates in Ifrael were wont 
Dcum conditorm omnium, di- uponBlafphemies againft God,to proclaim publike 
vino cuitu adortmt Christum, Faftf, to call folcmn Aflemblies, as is manitcil * in 
it- i Kings 21. p. And therefore Jefabel, when (he 
would have falfe witneiTes fuoorned to accufe 
Naboth of blafphemy, gives order according to 

1,1*5 I**** vftvu-tv uni/iin,*} nvfitj* t /!_ i / ^ 

conccdcnd* sttinun. quti- eft the cuitome that was among Ifrael, that the Elders 
tdolol(itnamiiltoevidentior,& and Nobles fhould proclaim a Faft. When Rabfe- 
nugk theoretic* AC craft, quam cah blafphemed God, Eliakitn the fon of Hityiah eft invocetio Mart*, & anc l shebna the Scribe,^, rent their clorh es; 
* "Zuuiiu K i a when Hea.ekj.ah heard of the Blafphemics, he 
Ccetum indifo jejtuiio con-jo renc nis clothes and covered himfelf with fack- 
ettc, ut pro msrepublico con. cloth, and went into the Houfe of the Lord and 
vent* dc malefciu inquifitio Sliakim, and Shehna the Scribe, and the Elders of 
babettur. the Priefts were covered with fackcloth ; all which 

actions were wont to accompany, and did txprefle 

fafting and great humiliation : And He^ekiah went in to the Houfe of the 
Lord, fp reading the blafphemous letter before the Lord, and prayed, and fent 
to Ifaiah upon the blafphemy, to lift up his prayer for the remnant that was 
lefr. And is there not great reafon for our Magistrates, in refpect of all the 
blafphemous opinions, and blafphemous fpeeches which have been in this 
Kingdom wiihin thtfe fewyeers, and lately, (many particulars whereof are 
laid down in this Catalogue) to call upon us to faft and pray, to rend cur 
hearts and to be humbled ro the duft, to appoint fokmn dayes cf humiliation, 
becaufe of all the Errors, Heretic?, Blafchemies ; and may not we fpred be 
fore the Lord, in the Houfe of the Lord, all the Herefies and Blafphemies con- 
tained in this Book, as Hezefyah did Ttubfecahs letter, praying to God, and 
laying our months in the duft, if fobe there my be hope, faying, This day is 
a d.iy of trouble y and of rebtikc, and of bla(phemj for the children are come to 
the birth, and there is noftrcngth to bring forth. In Afatth. p. 1 5. Chnft (hews 
that the cheifeft ground of fafting in the Gofpel for Chriftians, is the raking 

Vide Aafw. in Exod. 33.3. awa j of the Bridegroom, the loft of Chnft, The 
Bridegroom [ball be taken from them, and then fhaU 

they faft. In Exod. 33. 3, God telis Mofes, That for their fin in the golden 
Calf, he would not go up in the midft of them, they fliould lofe his prefence, 
to wit, the vifible figne of his prefence, as in the cloud, that is (as the Hebrety 
Doctors fay) The font of Ifrael ntade the golden calf, and the^loriow cloud 
Vchieh overfitdo toed them, ftvw taken a"toAy t And they remained uncovered. Now 


Errors tf the Sttfaries. 97 

upon this evil tydings of lofing a vifible figne of Gods prcfence , the people 
mourned and did not put on their ornamcntf; nayinverfe}. God calls up 
on them , roput oft ihdr ornaments from them , that he may know what to 
do unto them , thac is , to faft and pray , to humble their ibuls, and ftiew 
fruits of repentance, ( for patting oft ornaments ufed to accompany falling, 
Ion* $.6. *SarH.i2.i$ t io. 4*10.3,9. Ezra $.4.) And whit caufe then 
is there in this Kingdom for fclemn failing and prayer above any time fmce 
the Reformation, feeing thatsa fpecial Gofpel faftingday , and time of hu 
miliation , the loflfc of Chrift , and the withdrawing of Gods prcfertce ? 
Now take away purity of Doftriac and worfhip from a Church , and Chrift 
withdraws : Errors and Hcrefies drive Chrift away who is the truth , and 
deny the Lord who brought his Church. And therefore towards the remo 
ving and prevening of the wrath of God, I judge it needful for the Parlia 
ment, to call and appoint feme fokran faft s of this nature , to confeOfcthc 
Errors , Herefies , and Blafphemies of thefe laft yccrs , and to cry mightily 
to God not to vilk the land for them. 

2. The Magistrates, together with the commanding of a folemn Faft, in re 
gard of the many Errors and tke breach of the National Covenant, fhould call 
poo the people for a folemn renewing of the late Covenant, and that upon 
thofe Faftings dayes , and rhould fend forth fome Orders to the Minifter*, 
to lay open to the people the breach of the Covenant , and the danger of it, 
and to ftir them up to renew and keep it better. In the f.cond Bookofthe 
ChronicUt we (hall read , that after great corruptions and degenerations, 
the good Magiftrates , Af* , Ht**k**h > hjUh , renewed their Covenant, 
and caufed all the people to do fo to ; and cor.fidering what a woful falling 
from the truth and breach of the Covenant hath been in this Kingdom , fince 
ike taking of it ( as for inftance, Weftoetrto tke moft High God, to root out 
*nd extirpate nil Hcrcfit , Scloifm , and *h t ttf*rver t Dottrie it contrary to god- 
line fe ; and fince the Covenant , they have grown more and been fuffered 
more ihen before ) there s a great deal of need that on Faftdayes appointed 
for humiliation for the Herefies , Schifms, &c. the Covenant fliould be anew 
taken, and kept better by us. 

3. Together with the Publike Fafts and renewing the Covenant , the Ma- 
giftrate to focw his deteftation and abomination of the Errors , Herefies of 
the times, (hould command that in the clofeof the Faftingdayes , the wic 
ked Books Printed of late yeers, ( fome whereof Licenfrd , difperfed, cryed 
np ) fhould be openly burnt by the hand of the Hangmin: As the Books en- 
tituled, Mortality of M*x, The Sloodj Tenet, Contfa/fionate Samaritan, 
The ftormtMg of Antickrift, The ^Pil^rima^e of Saixts, Toleration JHftififd, 

e of Gods love mtnifffitd, The Arraignment of Perfection, Stcred De- 

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A Catalogue and Difcovery of 

cretal, Af.irtins ECC ,IO, Difeovery ef the man of fin, The Smokt in the Temple, 
witii many others. Aloft* in Dem. 9.21. tels fjrael dm he took their fin, the 
caU which they made, and burnt it wich fire : O that our Magiftraces would 
take rh< fe calves of the people, thefe Idol Books and burn them with fire ; 
O what a burnt cfRring, a fiveet fmelling facrifke would this be to God ? 
There was a Book burnt by command of Authority, about fome five monechs 
ago, called Comfort for Believers, with a Declaration made upon ic by the 
Affembly ; O what a goodiy Bonenre would all the Heretical and Erroneous 
Books rmk?, that have been printed in England within thtfe four laft yeers, 
with afolemn D, deration to bepublifhrd at their burning? 

4, After all chefe, the Magiftrates i houid execute fome exemplary punifn- 
rneiv: upon fome of the mod notorious Sectaries and Seducers, and upon the 
wilful Abrtters of thefe abom nable Errour?, namely, the Printers, D iptr- 
fers ; and Licenfcrs, and fee themfelves with all their hems, to finck out 
wayes, to take fome courfe to iupprefle, hinder, and no longer fufe\:r thefe 
things : Topuc out forr;c D..:ciar3.tion againft the: Errours and wayes of the 
Sectaries-, as their knding Eaiiffaries into all parts cl the Kingdom to poy- 
fon the Counrreys, as their dipping of perfons in the cold water in winter, 
whereby perfons fail Tick, dye, &c. declaring that they iliali be proceeded 

agiinft as Vagrants and Rogues chit go from 
" OccotwpAd. Country to Country : and if any fall ffck upon 
rr*: * Dipping and dye they (hall be E.difcd 
tionm qu* nimirum dcdmi "?" the Statute of killing ihe Kings Subjects, 
fuit, poji aliM jive publics, and proceeded againft accordingly. Tis related 
five privutitf, aquii mcrgerequi of the Senate of Zurick^ thatahey made a Decree 
merfeut bapiifmo enm ^riu 9 ^\ D ^ t h e Anabaptifts, after they "had been dealt 

withal by ten feveral Difputations^ and continued 

ftill obftinate, that whofoever rebiptized any that had been formerly bapti- 
zed, he I houid be caft into the water and drowned. And in one word, to 
caufe all the people to (land to the Covenant ; as *:is faid offo/iAh, 2 Chrsn. 
34. 32.: that is, to keep them in (uch awe, by the Magiftrates Authority and 
Penal Laws, as that they fbalJ net dare but ftand to the Covenan*. 

5. To all thefe, the Magiftrate flionld adde the fpeedy eftsblilliing and fet- 
ling the whole frame of the Governfnent of the Church, in all the Officers, 
Aflfemblie?, and Cenfure?, without which this Church will never be brought 
into Unity, nor Errours prevented from riling up, or fupprefled when grown. 
3. Private Chriftians, they ftsould do fomething, confidering the Errours 
and Herefies of thefe times : Firft, mourn, and figh in fecret, be as the Doves 
of the Valliesj mourning for the dishonour of God and his Name, (he mine 
ani (kftruclkm of fouls, like thofe in E*xkyl t cap. 9. 4, Secondly, they 


m/tny Errors tf the Sr& tries. 99 

fhviuld take heed, and be fearful moretheq ordinary of [he Errors of thefc 
times, and beware lead they be led away,- Chriftians have many exhorta 
tions given them in this kinde, byChrift and his Apoftles io beware: As 
Afatsj.ii. andi6.6. Mark^S. 1 5 .Phi/. 3 . 2 . ^Ptt^.ij. Co/of.2.& they had 
need beware of the fheeps clothing, or: Satan transformed into an Angel of 
l:ghc , and they may be preferved ; yec ihey muft fliun their focie y and 
company , be afraid of converfing and being familiar with them, having partly 
with rhem ( for they have many fubrile arguments to intangle , fained words 
to make merchancite of people, good words and fair fpeeches, ro de 
ceive the hearts of f he fimple) fo Chriftians arc commanded, "^w. 16.17. to 
avoid them, * TVif.j. J. ro turn away from them ( as fpoken of Sectaries ) 
a lohio.n. not ro receive them in to houfe, neither bid them God fpeed, 
give them no countenance. O the zeal that haihbeen in the Primitive times 
jjgainft keeping of company and familiarity with Hereticks ! As in Saint John 
againft Cerintkiw ^ in TolicArput againd Mtrcion: And truly, when I look 
upon forne Chriftians , I wonder how they dare keep company to be familiar 
xvith fome Sec^hries of ihJs time; as Brighter , Web, Htch, Erbury, Den t 
Randal, 1>Aul Hohfan , Lam , and fuch like. 2. They muft take heed of go 
ing to their Conventicles and Churches , ro hear them Preach and Exercife : 
Thofe pnvare meetings are the nnrferies of all Errors and Heretics, very 
Ptft-houfes. Tis ftoried of Ittlian the Apoftata> that he came tofall from 
Chriftian Religion , by going to the School of Libaxiut theSophifter, where 
he heard Declamations againft Chriftians; and many by going to the Secta 
ries Sermons and Exercifes , where they declaim againft our Cnurch and Mi- 
niftery , pretending great Reformation , and purity , come to fall to their 
Errors and wayes. Tis Solomons counfel, Prov. 1 9. 27. Ceafe my Son to hear 
tbeinftrttStion that caufeth to errefrom the Words of knowledge and Chriftians 
fhonld ceafe from rhofe that preach Errors, and no: lead therofelves into 
temptation lead God leive them , but rather ever; good Chriftian (hould fay 
of the feparated meetings of thefe times , as old lacob of Simeon and Lei/i, O 
ntyfottly come viot than into their fecrcts , their Afiemblies wine, hover h 
not thott united. $. Chriftians hid need to pray much tfut God by his fpiri t 
would lead them into all truth , and keep them from being kd into Tempta 
tion , thac he who keeps the feet of his Saints would keep them ; we are fain 
into thofe tinaes , wherein if ir were poflible the very Ek<5t fhould be decei 
ved, ( yea, without all queftion ) forrj of the Eleft are deceived in thefe 
times, and led away with too many Errors fora while; and therefore we 
had need pray and pray, that we may have fuch an undion from the hoty 
One, whereby we may know theTrurh from Error. 4. Chriftians (hou d 
grow in Grace, laying out what ftcck they have, doing what they know, and 

Nn 2 fo 

i o o <_xf CAtAltgut And, Difetvtry 0f 

fo they fliail know more, ^ Pet^.ttlt. and that will be a good means to pre- 
ferv them. 5, Private Chriftians for a remedy of thefe Errours, Herefies, 
&c. fiiould h\ ail humble manner Petition the Magiftrates again and again, 
thai fome conrfe may be taken agaicft the Errours, Herefies,BUfp heroics, &c. 
of thefe times, reprcfenting the fad condition of their Countrey?, Parishes, 
: jmiSies,aod laying open how their Wives and Children are ftoln from them, 
and taken away againft their wils : How they have no command of their fer- 
vants, no quiet in their Families, no peace to them that come in, nor to them 
that go our. If any perfons (hould go about to fleal from us our children, fons 
and daughters, to cany them over beyond Seas, and that in all Parifhes Chil 
dren were taken away, what a cry would there be, and Petitions put up to 
the Magiftrates to remedy this / Now behold there are worfe fpirits abroad 
then thofe, that go up and down from City to Coumrey, and from one 
Counrrey Co another, t fteal.away our Wives, Children, Servant?, and to 
carry them to worfe places then New Plantations, namely to Kell ; and ball 
Chnftians fit (till and fufFer all, and not lay open their cafe to them who may 
help and remedy thefe things ? 

1 5. Coral. Hence then from all thefe Errors, SecT:, Herefies, Biafphtmies, 
and ftrange Pracllfes of the Sectaries, vented in a few yeers, and fo many ob- 
ferved by one nan, we may fee and learn what a v^ft thing Errour is, how 
endkfle us, without all bank or bottome, a whirl-pool and bottomlefTe gulf, 
Errour knows no end ; when once men forfake the narrow and ftraight 
way of Truth, they wander in infinitui* look as tis in Phiiofophy, una a&- 
fordo date mille ftquuntttr, one abfurdity being granted, a thoufand follow- 
fein Divinity^ as tis with (ins, bloud touchtth bloud, and one fin draws 
another, till there be a long chain, and one wiekedneffe is maintained by ano* 
therj little fins make way for great, and one brings in all: So in Errors there s 
a chain to, and one Error is brought to defend another. Idolatry and Will- 
worfhip, the Error* of that hand are unfatiable, ffiiildply excedively, as the 
Ffophet E&thiel fpetk* in the 16. of E*jechiel> of the unfatiablenefle of Jf- 
rf*lent, whence once (he fell to Idolatry, how (lie committed whoredom 
with the gjfti<tnr y how fhe placed the Harlt with the dffjri*ns^ becaufe 
unfatiable, and yet could not be fatisfied, how. (he moreover multiplycd for 
nications in the Land of Canaan unto CaldtA y and yet not fatisfied,, 
aEjsp. And we fee in Popery there s no end of their Soperftitions and WilU 
wor(hip?, of the number of their Saints, Images Altars, Ceremonies, &c. 
And fo tis i a Errors on the right hand, and in all forts of Erroneous wayes. 
The "Dmatiflt among themfelves brake into many pieces, into Mi**t*Jafr- 
Jt*l4.> as tsfugttftint fpcaks, and that not onely falling from one Schifm to ano- 
ther, rcw upon rent, but fell from Schifm to Herefie, and from one Herefie to 


Et rors of the Stt t \rits . i o i 

inother,many Donatift* \3i\\\r to be 

z/iw writing againft chc Libertines. faith of them, ^ m - f -4- 
If he (hould take upon htm to mention or comprehend all, he (hould never 
make an end. For there have be en divers Sefts of that way both in HollAKJ, 
BrabAnt, and in the oiher parts of Lowei Germany ; and therefore he would 
onely fpeak of them that had difturbed thofe pans to wlvch he had fpecial re- 
htioo. The old AnibapriiU it 11 fnco fomany Sets and Fa&ioH,and iivo fo 
many contrary Opinions and D ftlrences, as that lome thought it impoilible 
to fet them all down in order; and therefore p ,/,- . r A 
ZW/Mrpr in writing of the Anabapufts, profits ^"^ * ^ 3 
he will not endeavour exactly and hrgr ly to de- 

fcribe all the fcveral Se(5ks ot Anabaptifis, as being nor pofiibie to be done ; 
and in the chief FaAuons which he names under feveral heads, he fK?ws alto 
they are no* of the fame O^uiion, erenin the fame poiurs. And to whit 
ftrange praftifes tfee Anahaptifts (ell, both at Afwftcr and other phtes, Hi- 
ftories are full of. The Netbtrttiui Armiotans wko .it fir(\ fell into Errors but 
in a few points, the five (aithcy are commonly cillrd) in a few years, into 
what He redes of all forts dtd they fall, as into Socinian fm, Libcrtin;fm,Ana. 
baptifm, Scepticiftn ? Many of the Remonftrants 

Minifters were guilty of the Socinun Error*, and * *& V^tium de Tolerarjtia 

in their Churches did nourifh and tolerate all Anti-Trinitariorow. Mini- 

r i if LiJLr T Itn RcmonltiantL-s non pauci 

thofe whom they knew to hold the Socmran Te- in Socinianis Error, bu de- 

nets, and worfe too. And now the Sectaries of ptchenfi inter quo* celtbus 

our time?, who a few years ago were generally Hcnrk. Slacifms , Adolphus 

Independents or Brownifts at moft, into whtt Vcn: or > Gfiftcrani Juo, & 

Errou rs are they fallen, and into what Pradifes, " om P Xlrc * l n t 8 Zu ^ " ol fer 

\ , , r ... oa, Anno i6i } C^ To. Vii* 

running every day further and further, adding Voctium in Thcj. JcncaiTIr. 
daily out of pretence of New-light and Revela- & militate Dogmat. de Tri- 
tion, one horrid Error, or new Ordinance cr nit. quod Rcmonftrames in- 
other, fo that they are fallen to damnable Here- ter fuos tokrarem, fovmnt, 
fies, BUfpkemies, and come round so thofe Pra- JSS^A^S 
Aifes and Principles for which at fiift they pre- aut pejoribus opinion b us de- 
tended to fall from us. This whole Book in many libutos pioh e noverant. Ex. 
particulars I have given,is a full proof of this; and gr-Wclfingiu/rcmbcrgiiun. 
yet to what they will fall , the Lord onely knows. 

We may fear many of the Sectaries will, as as Mnnfltr, runup and down na 
ked in the ftreets , and come to thofc unheard of cruelties and prophaneflcs 
related by Hiftorians of thofe Anibaptids. Look as it was with fome Popifh 
fpirits ia thofe late times when men ran a madding after Popifh Innovations 
and Ceremonies, and Dr, Crfm and others, they were infatiible,daiiy find 


1 02 A Catalogue And Difwvery fff 

ing out fome Innovation or other to bring into their Chappels and Worfhip 
of God, adding this wetkone new Invention, and the other week another, 
and fo on.till in fome things they went beyond Popery in their outward wor- 
flupsj and had they been let alone, God knows what they would have come 
to by this time : fo fome Sectaries in our times are fallen from one point ro 
another, denying finging of Pfalms, denying all Prayers with others, denying 
all Preaching, denying the Scriptures, bringing in Love-Feafts, anointing the 
(ick with Oyl, laying on of hands to give the gifts of the holy Ghoft, cum 

Hence then from all thefe Errors, Hertfies, Blafphemies,ScHfms 
and It range PracYifcs that are among us,we may fee the benefit and excellency 
of the P res byte rial Government, that prevents and keeps out thefe Monfters 
and Diforders, or if any of them begin to arife, quickly fupprefles them, and 
hinders their growth. Presbyterial Government, as foon as an Error doth but 
peep out, will finde it, and take it (ingle before it grows into a body,and cruflv 
it in the egge, before ic comes to be a flying ferpent, which is made good by 
experience of it in all the Reformed Churches where tis fetled in power; 
Where have we ever read of,or have found in the Church ofScot/attfl t FraMCfj 
&c. fuch things as in the Independent Churches ? The like Errors, Herefies, 
and Confufions as have grown up among us now within thefe four years ne 
ver grew in all the Reformed Churches fince thefirft Reformation. And 
whoever will he further fatUfied of Gods blefling from Heaven, the Presby 
terial way, wkh prefervation of truth, and unity of Religion againft Herefies 
and Sthilms, let him read the Antapologiff, or The full Anffter to the Apologe- 
tical A 7 rfnvm 0,p,2p7,298,2Qp,30Q.oniy I will new gire one ttitimony of the 
Church of Scotland concerning the benefit and excellency ofPresbyc.Govern- 

men r , which the Reader raay finde in the Preface 

E/f EcclejiaScoumcafrivik- to tne Sjntaymc of Confejjions tf the Reformed 
giun rtrumtT* mnl^in^ cbltrch f hit ^ a T(ire rivile . e O f the chffrch 
ciui nomen apud c^teros futt ce* . , . . & J . 

lebre, quod circitcr twos p IVA f Scotland, above many other Churches, for 
mi-nut 54 fine fcipMtc, nciium mafah the name of that Church hath been famoM t 
bereft.,, yniutcm cym puritate that for about the (pace of fifty four years, wore or 
VoftriM retinue-fit. Sic in i rr e it did Without Schifm or Here fie keepVniij 
Elog. yrtfu. dc^fcffion. in . h - . ^ Do drine. 

prviapto Syiit. Confcf. p. 6. "., 7 > . . , ,. \ r - 

Edit. Geneva. i6iz, An ncw *opuf a period to ?his Book, I dtnre 

tiie good Reader not to be miftaken, or offended 

at my freedom in this Book, in. naming fo many perfons,and marking fome of 
them, or in my quickneffe and earneftQeffein the manner of fpeaking things, 
a c if I did it out of bitternele and psffion , or out of ill-will and malice to 
the perfons of thofe men j no, I can fay it truly in the prefence of God, tis 


Errors of the Sector KS. \ 03 

out of zeal ro the truth of God, and compaflion to the fouls of men dcftroyed 
by thefe Errors, proceed ng ilfo from fad and ferious confideraiion of hi 
difcharge of my duly : and I can fry ic truly of all thofc men whom I prii ci- 
pilly hy oper, ind give ihe people warning of, that I have had nothing to ao 
with thenij& they have noi wronged me at all, but as they have wronged the 
truth and the glory of God; and among all cfaefe notorious, exce 
pting Brighter, and out or t w o more, I knew them not fo much as by f <ce, 
having never fo Much, ro my knowledge, as feen nem : I never f.av Den y 
Bitch, CUrksw, t aul HA f<->, W-A>) Lant(?> Marfial, witii msny others na 
med in this Book. At<d therefore to take eft all prejudice from the Reader 
a**ainii me, at d this prdenc B-jpk, I willmake ufe c f the words of Zuin^litu 
and C llvii) two great iiglrs of the Church, writrtn upon the fame occ&fion, 
oneagainft the Anabaprifb,and th; oihera^ainfl F j. ::c i };<s , zui>:eliMc<ntr*C*- 
the Libertines : Good Keatfe^perhaps I do for.e- tjb*pt i[lM } p. 17,1$. 
what ag- ir-ft ihy ftomack propound thefe tHing? 

to thet ,but truly no volence 01 r.ige of mmde ha f h dr:wn me ro it, but my 
faithful cire and foil cicudc f >r the Churches, tor there sre many of the 
Brethren, who when they tiid no: kr.o.v what kindeof mtn thefe were, did 
thtJ.k whitfoever wii fud a^.ii; il them, was roo harfh znd bitter : But now, 
when as their flocks begun to be dtftroyed by them, they then by Letters 
and cryes have called upon us, confdTi ig thofe things to be more then true, before ih ; y had heard : I am net ignorarr, Clhin Jn ^ mSh ^^ Li _ 
that it wtll not oe well taken by all, trut I name bertiu, c. 4 .p 0^604,605. 
thefo men. But what lliould I do, when as I fee 

three or four feducers, who do lead into dtftruclion many thoufands of men, 
making it their daily work to overthrow the truth of God, to flatter the 
poor Church, tofpread abominable Blafphemies, andtodifhub the world 
With confufion, ought I to be filent or diffemble ? O how cruel Ihould I be 
for the (paring or pkafing of fomc, to fufF:rall things to be dettroyed and 
. wafted, and not to warn men to take heed ? If I knew a way to be laid by 
Thieves, were it not my- part to reveal ir, that fo the travellers might not fall 
into their hands ? ought I to conceal YVirche?, who would confpire the death 
of the people ? Now there is no theft fo wicked, nor poyfon fo perniciony.s 
abominable Doftrine, which tends not onely to overthrow all Chtiftian Re.- 
Hgton,but ail honcfty and humanity ; fhall I therefore be filen: Mam com 
pelled therefore to make an outcry againft thefe men. There were never 
Monfters more to be abhorr d then wrifaer, Web, Hitch, CUrkjon, and 
their fellows ; Qiould I fpeak againft the Pope and Papifb, and (pare them, 
who are worfe enemies, and do overthrow the (ruth rnore? For the Pope feme Form of Rcligiotij and doth not take away the hope of eternal 



A Catalogue and Difc&vtry of 

life, (hews God is to be feared, acknowledges Chrift to be true God and 
man, gives fome authority to the Word of tJod; But to thefe men, this is 
their end, thst they might mingle Heaven and Earth, bring ail Religion to no 
thing, abolifh all Learning, cauterife all mens conferences, and in the end, 
leave no difference between men and beafts, Now he who keepeth the feec of 
his Saints, keep us in thefe evil times from all Errors, and by his holy fpiric 
lead us in;:o ail truth, Amen, Amcv, 


GOod Reader , Jince that part of my prefent Book^at printed off> Vthich con 
tains the Catalogue of the Errors, Herefies , 22 lafphemies , and Pra^lifes 
of the Stftarics, together With the j^arrat ive if Stori es and remarkable Pafra- 
ges , there have come to my hand Books lately come forth ; at alfo Illations from 
good hands , informing me of mort rrors , TZUfyhemies , andftrange Paffages 
of the Sectaries , fome thereof I Vtilladde by Way of Pojtfcript , namely , four 
ether Errors not before named, that I may make up the hundred and feventy fix, 
juft 4 hundred and four [core, and a ffVv other Stories of Note. 

I . Error. That the form by Vohich men Sap. 

Mr. Stltmfrjb fmokc in the t ^ e ^ / #apti*,e theein the ^ameof the Fa 
ther, the Son, and the Holy Ghoft , a Form of 
mans devifwg, a Tradition of man, and not a Form left by Chrift. 

2. That thefe Script&res o/Mit. 20.19. Mark 16.15. Go, and teach ail Na 
tions, baptizing them , arenotunderftoodof Baptiz.ingVfithVtater, but of the 
Spirits bapti^in^ , er the Baptifm of the Holy Ghoft and that the Baptifm of 
C hrift by Veater , "frat onely in the Name of fejlw Chrift, not of the Father, Son, 
find Hoi) Ghofl, eu u nrt? prattifed* 

* 2 . That the Gofpel doth not more fet its fpirit 

* Book intituled vnnormity . /, /. r * i TL t A t 

examined againft any thing of Anticbrijt , then agtunft thu 

peiKt of External uniformity i* the Worfhip of God ; 

and that uniformity if Antichriftian ; and uniformity is a piece of themyftery of 
iniquity ; T the burden of the Saints, the bondage of the Chureh, theftraight- 
ning of the Spirit , the limitting of Chrift , and the tclipfing the Glory of the 

4. Ckrifi 

Erters of the Sect Aries. 105 

4. Chrijt hath not promifed hu pre fence and Jpi- Thc C OM*K is exprefly in 

rit t0 Mmifttrt wore then to other believers , nor w - m i n if , for uniform*/ i% 

m^rf to a hundred t t ken ta t fto or three ; andiftVeo Do&nne, wormip, difcipltne 

cr three in t e Countrej being met together in the and Government, and yet 

2t*mfofChrifl t have Chrilt himicif Kith his Word them a Book printed and li- 

^, . . , I J -I -i ccnled dircaly aeiinft it, 

and Sptnt *.?* ikcmjk*) need not rub m a ny milts branding it ^ h J 

to the Afemblj at London to knoVo Vehat to do, or wickedncffc. 

lto$9 to carry and behave them f elves in the things of Tbcfc men may dy and write 

God : And therefore for any company of men of &h<tt wlut ^ey pleak. 

r*pte joevfr , to (ct *p thfir o*n }ttdfement in A Ihl * i$ A (P^ n in f fcwnee 
J. / r , f *? i to the Aflcmbly of Divine*. 

Kingdom ftr a peremptory Rule from Khtch no man and of lwo or y thrce ^ 

muftvarj , and to compel *U the faithful people of Chriftians in opposition to 

God to fall do fcn before it, &c. u afar VeorfeVoorl^ them, and fo ti$ notonelyan 

t my eyes then that of Kino Ncbuchadnt zzar/r*. error, but an odious falfhood, 

tin?*9 a gotten Image, and Arcing aU to i ad before "J ibly fct up thcie 

. * / & r - i f j , r i * r L judgement foi a pcrcmetory 

it , {eewg Sptrttftal Idolatry u Jo muck Vcor/e then lu \ c c ^ 

Corporal , at the fpirit u better then thefi-Jlj : The 

Spiritual Church u taught by the anointing, the Carnal Church by Councels. 

On the 9. day of this prefent February, I was informed for cerrain that one 
Cofcni of Roche fter in Kent faid, that fata Chrifl was a BafUrd.and that if he 
were upon the earth again, he would be afhitncd of many things he then did, 
for which Bafphemies, being proved againft him by witnefles, he was put in 
to Prifon at Rochtfter ; but being committed, at the Scflions there came an 
* Order from fome in place to the Recorder to 

releafe him ; upon the receipt of which Order, the T h $ Oldtr was not L X tfie 
Recorder, , Sergiant Law, and a grave m,, - !SH? Connlit - 
fed tnele words, Co/ens, know you muft fnortly 

come before another Court to anfwer for thefc words, where you ftull hare 
no Order to releafe you : And now this man being at liberty, entertains in his 
houfe the Sectaries that come from Lmdtn^i other places into thofe parts,is 
Dfn,Lam^^ooJman,vihQh3iVC preacht in his houfe fincc; and this Co feus isVo 
bold, hat he dares threate to cjueftion & trouble godly orthodox Presbytcrial 
Mimfterj, and goes to fome of their Churches to fee if he can get anv matter 
againft them; for example, he hath gone to one Mr Clares* ^odly Minifter, 
indthreatned upon hearing him to complain of him, and put in Articles a- 
jair.ft him. 

l^^ecemb. laft , a little before the monethly Faft. cane down Mr. "Dm 
with Lamb to Jto&r#r,and fcnt to a Reverend Minifter of that place to have 
leave to preicfe j but he denying it, Lamb came to move for his Brother Den 

j o 6 A Catalogue and Vifcovery of 

er would ROC give way ; wheteupon in a notify on the Faft^av, 
to about eighsfcore, fome who came out of Towns near hand, 
and fonve ir;iubi:^trts: ihen he went from chence ro famerbttry, and cticie 
back vfotti RMheWer ziid preached agsin ; in hiscraveh alfo he dipped many, 
one of which being of the Town d Cfrittam ft!l defperatdy fick upon ir, bc 
hether- dead or no, that i could not learn ; and a G.n:kwon.afi near Can- 

terbttry wii D paed, (ot \#hofe Dipping the An- 
Jcin : no t fay at the -fame time, abaprifts b^aft math) ihii by Dipping fhe was 

cured of an incurable difeafc. i was irjortrstd alfo 

for certain at. the tiroe, ThstM-ftc. Denis turned Carter, arxTgaesto 
Carr, .(holding that Erroneous cpui ;M) that Minifters nn--ft work with their 
hi-noX and follow fohle worldly Ciih; g; andrhat Dfhath driven a Csrc 
tip iii the tih way ro Lvn^n^ he was fcen o do ir, snd -fnc 1 1 upon the way. 

/^/r. 3.1 was informed for cerctin, that not: Ions ago Ozt-s an An>oap*Kl 
and fovh eof bis f.. ilows 5 wen their progreflc inro 8\\ex to Preach and dio, T.d 
a^ibn^ pi ces.they came tv Beforicfy : and on aTuefday at a -Lrdure 
kfp.. - .it: c, O^ffjsnd his Company with fome ol" theTowrwof rharF-cTon 
when he Minifter Ivid done Preaching, went up in a -body fonv? twesty of 
thrff, (divers of ihcm having Swords) into the upper part of the Charch, and 
there quarrelled with the MinJfter that preached, pretending they would be 
fatir ficd sbour fome things he hi d deli vend, fuy ing ro iiim,ht had net pvea<:ne<i 
Frt-ejrrace : but the Minifter one Mafier Smith rcplye<f, i^ they would come 
to the place where -hfe dined, he would fatisfie them, bur it was not a time 
now to fpcak, befides that he was fpent: whereupon thtfe Anabaptifts turn 
ed to the pjorle, and kid to them, they were under Antichrift, and in Anti : 
chrifts way ; for fay they, Antichiifts wHy is firft to Baptize, then robeheve, 
and preach : batChiifts wayis,firft to preach,ncxc to believe, and then to bap 
tize ; and. fo they took occafion to fpeak to thepeoo le, and ro preach univer- 
fal Grace,& other of (heir EffoneousDo&rmes for almoft an hour: then after 
this they came up through rhe rawn in a body together, divers of them having 
fwofds, and carrying themfehes infoiently : And upon :his occafion fome of 
the Town niecdng thim, and they falling out, there w? a Ryot coromicteid, 
and fome f them being brought to Ck,*lmsferd\ at a .Seffions it was found a 
Ryot 3 and they were proceeded againft according co the Statuses in that cafe. 

Mafter peters fince his bringing ihe good news 

Tisfo related by the Mode*- of taking 2>dr/npMrrA, and his great reward of a 
ate intelligence and hundred pounds and two hundred pounds a year 

ramphktiers. . L- ri_ ir< /rt-L- 

given him, in way or thankfumeik hath impro 
ved his time ti! that heTe?rned back to the army, 

in Preaching againft the Reformed Churches, the Presbyterial Govrnmenr, 


Errors &f t he Seftartes. 107 

Afirmhly, Uniformity, CoinmoJvCounceJ, and City of London, and for a 
Toleration of all Secb,a few particulars out of his., rambling Difcourfes, I will 
give the Reader as I received them from eat Wicnefles, godly underftanding 
Chnftians, and a Minifter. In ihismonethof February, the firft of Feb. he 
pjeached at the Bridge-foot in Magntet Church, in the forenoon, that the 
wora Uniformity was aoi in all ihe Scripture, but the word Unity, and fhew 
me your pacern tot it, That in Hoflandjto An3baptift,a Brownift, an Indepen 
dent, a Papift, could live ail quietly together, and xvhy fhould they not here ? 
That in the Army there were twenty fcveral opinion vnd they could live qui 
etly together ; he fpake in n flighting way of the Reformed Churches, and of 
thofe who are Presbyterians, frying whats in the Reformed Churches ? whats 
ia^at 1 Churches of France? a little againft Popery ; he fpake of the Cities 
Petitioning for fettling the Government of the Church, faying they were not 
fit for Government, mucrj leflc the whole Land, and will ye bring your felves 
into bondage ? he fpake in a flighting way of the Aflembly, and how pne 
poor man in a Councd knew more then all ihe learned Doctors, and yet faith 
he, 1 fpeak not agaJnft Councils ; and prefently in the fame breath, faid, I 
never knc .v any good they did: And then he was upon Independents, why 
pray may no- an independent be a Common- Cour.cel man ? what is he,butan 
overdrawn Puritan, or -words to that effect ? On the day of publike Thankf- 
giving ior taking ot Dartmouth at Alvolo^s Ch. in Lumbar -Aft reft, he prcacht 
as follow?, namely, of overcoming mountains ; we had overcome Strajfordfa 
he was one mountain ; we had ciken Briftol, that was another mountain ; 
and now the mountains to be overcome, wereilavery and tyranny; andhe 
was perfwaded.if ever this Kingdom was brought 
into Oavcry, this Ciry would be rhe caufeofic ; Wc nia y^ c by this that all 

thePjrliament i/ad voted cafe or liberty for tender fcttlins of Clull ch . Govcrn - 
r \ L j i /- ^> mentis tyranny anubringinc 

eonfciencw, and what had the Common- Conned mto n av / ry . Liberty of tki? 

to QO wuh macters of Church Govcrnmen-; they men i-. Anarchy ana confufi- 

xrAift Pecicion fo-footh,and thtry will have this,ar,cl on. T!K Cry rmy fee 

they will hive that ; and if i.ver this Kingdom be petitioning .md ftanding for 

b!ou?ht into bondage, we rn -iy thirk them vvirh ^, trou- 

/ L ri j TT i r j i blcsail Icctarics, and I hope 

fuch like word?. Upon thefc and other Sarr.ons th ,, wlU h:: , nc , u; ,, Cll [ 
preached, he Wis complaint d of ro the Court of pc:f .-vr c .in-.! mow dnly iri 
ComtTon-C.ouncel,snd a ConrD tfce appointed b" 1 ^ ^^ z-.-l -^ I!K Qr- 
that Honorable Court: , to examine and heir th f j V Xilx A .^an.ft the 
proofs of it: OneMa^er H. a great Jndepenccnc 
and itickler for that partv. was complained of to 

to the Common-Councel for dying to two Common- Cour.ctl-cncn hrdv, 
that the King, the Scots, and the COIDTJO -Coun.ct;^ did drive on one JciV". 

Oo 2 F ( -L 

I o 8 A Catahgue A*d Dlfcovery ef 

F(b. 14.11 ad an information from good hands aflcrccd with much confidence, 
thac lately Tome fix or feven of Colonel wbaleys Regiment troopers, came to 
WeflingboroMghiR Northampton/lire, and thert in houfes preached to the peo 
ple j forr.e of the people told them, they had a Minifter one Mafter tAndntys, 
who preached much againft theSeftsj They replyed, they would takeacourfe 
with him, and fome of them hearing that he fupped forth at a PariQioners in 
the Town 3 they way-laid him,and he coming home in the night,they ask d who 
was there ? he replyed, one Andrews ; whereupon they let fly at him, and di 
charged a Piftol, upon which being amazed, he in the dark fled away and 
efcaped them; the next morning fome fix. of them came to thehoufe before he 
was up,and that with fwords & Piftoh fpand,and forne ftaid at the door of the 
hcufe,and others went in with their naked fwords and Piftols fpand, and run- 
<pg up ft airs, a woman at the top -of the ftairs fcreeched out ; whereupon Mr. 
Aitirt^cs being a bed, and fearing it might be thofe who laid in wait for him 
overnight, leptou; of his bed, (hut the door upon them, and got a cheftto 

the door to make ic good ; whereupon one of then 
This Mr. *f*fa*[ a god- perceiving a place in the door where it was joyn- 

the Liberty ot Conscience is, way, which Matter Andre** broke ; by this time 

shnt tbcfe men would give if there was a great cry, & they weni away for fear 

they had power 5 and tfais is of being taken ; and as they went thcConftable 

not the fpirltof fix. fevcn mct thenij w ho fpake to them of their cirri- 

*%*?& n rz^s . u p n hi h the ? w t d h r an<l a co1 - 

out of it, as 1 could provtby ^ctor to the Committee ot Northampton corn- 
many fpccches tlm have fal- ming alfo,they hurt hir,and faid they would leave 
Icn from them, never a Prieft in England before they had done. 

A Minifter in Torkfiirc writes a letter to a 

Minifter in-LfnJo*, dated Ian. 29, 1^45. Seels begin to grow faft in thefe 
Northern parts for want of a fettlemcnt in Difcipline. Mr. T^ hath gathered 
an Independent Congregation in Halifax Parifli, and fome others are about 
to do fo alfo, I could wiQa we were reduced into Presby teries,to prevent fur 
ther tnifeheif. 

There isa Book lately printed, andthatwith liccnfe, (as the Title of Uic 
Book txprefie-f, and now the time is come, that all of kind Errors are Printed 
*nm privilfgifl) call d a Confrjjton of Faith, of fevcn Churches of Cbrift in Lon 
don, which are commonly (but unjuftly) call d Anabaptifts, Dedicated to the 
High Ccu- 1 of Parliament, and given into the hands of many Members, which 
tame rot to my hand till Feb. 13. or elfe I would now have given fome Anim- 
sdverfionsi ponit; but for the prefent thus much, there are many dangerous 
n? end. praclifes, which corny knowledge by Books in Print, and 


many Errors of the S eft tries. 

difcourfcs of theirs ,fomc of thofe who e hands are fubfcrib d to the Confejfiom 
9J Faith, hold, but are concealed other points of their confeflion exprels d ge 
nerally, and doubtfully,not holding them as the Reformed Churches do ; and 
whereas they plead a peaceable and quiet carriage, I can prove atumultuom 
diforderly managing their opinions, as in Mr. Knots, and Paul Hotftn, bcfides 
of many other Anabaptifts in the Kingdom,which particulars I thought briefly 
to hint, as an An:idore againft that Book for the prefenr, intending fuddenly 
a more full difcovery of rhe fraud and fillacioufocfle of this Confejfion ofF*itk 
of [even Congregations. And for a conclusion of all, 1 humbly pray unto God, 
that he would blefle this Book fo to thepeeple,trutby hisfpimitmaybc eye- 
falve to anoynt the eye* of many, that they may fee the fedaries, and that the 
Kingdom may be no longer deceived with the pretences of thefc mcn,but that 
all according to the folemn League and Covenant they have taken, may ia 
their places and callings do their duties to a put ftop unto thefc growing and 
dcftroying evils. 



dod Riider in the fii* Edicion of Jnis &ok, there were many i?rr,/<, 

rV" r" P ]J C ? S a T rd too > uch > a " d in others a word loo fu-k, be- 
Rdrtthc nijftake of one word, for another, as *lfo forne ncres in the 
Margentlcfcoir, ail which were cc^rWd either by theCop* 

e at th/Pufle ro 

for, all Vhich areln^^ond .Edition carefully corrcaJ7"and 
unto a,l the other Errors, letters, &c. contained in this Booi . EntmiU 

this Book, Endtiilcd 
ofmtny of the Srrers.Here^s^c.l add 

Rowing Relanons which have come to my hand fince n,y book came 
inifter in Somerfetfhire , fwhofe name though I know, yet 
for prefentl conceal) fent u ? thcfe Opinions following, to berommnnicaied 
to fome Divines of theAfferobly, whofe relation is here prinrcd word for 
eived it from the hands of a godiy yjnifter in the City of L*nJ*r, 
ndl the rather print ittr^^^becanfc there are fome Errours here fct 
Dt cnnmemed in the farmer Catalogue, befides fcchofthc F.rrors 
herefpccified that hive been reckoned before, and are the fame in fubftance, 
yet are differently expretfed in this Paper, and that with new Additions. 

New Lights and glorious pure Truths (or rather old 
Herefies and blatphemous Doctrines of Devils) held 
forth by the befpotted Churches of Independents 
inthefe * parts. 

L * SomcrfetfliiL-e. 

I. That Adam w& created w (inland that be was as Cmful before 
hi* fall a* after, 

i.ThatCbriflrva* apzncr, bis nature being defied wit b fa as the 
natttr? of ether mm ?>, and that Goddidfhw bit infinite love to man tn 
fating Chrift a po;r ftnfu I creature at his r:ght ha%d t 

j.T/ fin it i.Gibipg elfe but the Devil acting in our naturejrovedby 
Luke ii. 21.22. where the houfe is Chrifts f erf oval humane nature^ 



And when Chriti the tir:,n? mw ctrne into tt , hit found, the. Dtyji 

! . J -1 - -, "4 f -I 1 ( r - " ; f i , r\ 


4. T^r drjftirJmuiu tuiMe xntt hfdjktucAR} twftdta the Divi 
, for >lt\( -Churches- tb~r<u fM fflfc-CJfn/ru he 

* " * " ~ 

/ r> l^ l 

< J . 

5 . 7 /. v .. ?/y f / v cf per fens hi tic deity, and affirm tbtt-therc 
if but one f.rft V in the Cof head , /<T // //rn 1 be three per fens tbiremfft 
Tf .edt be three Gedi* n- d t/ Ai h 1 -;. fii - >n b Creed doth 

6.Tb, ,t 
f^ -EJ^fhw 

y. T/?rf/ fye ^-Iwrft i-fhrff Mtfrtyfiit/ii n d b? ab dished < neither flail 
there be dijlinct:on of 0{fccs-fa tb-t Gburih but whan thy wet, every 
incmf^r , ritlw Ir ther er -[t/ cr m.iy fj?cak as the ftint fluill give 

K ^**if*nt5 1* a falfc ?ropbet 3 $*ken of in 
w fvtfew* /w^r rfatyfffcf f/A. wjf. 

8. Tb^M -Chnftrfveitttd it vrtater L tbttben ^Mffef^ fo they do 
trd jbjil reveal * " tattr light then fvcr Chrtft had. 

9. Thai the ieitfr of the whole Scr fptnre doth bold forth nothing elfe 
but a Cove n.trtt cf Work* , thus vilifying the whole Word of G*4 by the 
warm Letter, and mtkivir-t heir interpret at ion to be the ftirit. 

i o. That to keep a confront courfc in performing holy duties 3 and to 
make vfe aftheprffent opportunity for the ejtywcnt tf <i Religious exer- 
etfe, whence fndt adulneffe And untptrnffe in our (elves to pat e* 
a refdlHtwrif Sfri vt aga/nfl & to break through theprefent dtffculty^And 
to fct nfo* tbt performance cf ihe duty , is utterly unlawful. 

1 1 . That the glory of the Saints hereafter ft. ill not be vifible, but they 
flail by [owe outw.ird expression manif eft one to another among fi them- 
filvej thtir inwardly. . 

12. That there is no htll^or at letft no pain offence in hell. 


H2 AN A P ? EN D IX. 

Thcfc three opinions are moftftoutly, though not fo 
generally maintained,yet the number of them that arc 
deluded doth exceedingly increale for want of Mini- 
ftcrs to undeceive the people, who run after them 

the Great w in the beginning did for the man tfeftation of his 
own glory give forth ofhif divine e fence A variety of formes and 
And fever al fab fiances which we do catt creatures , fo that God deth fttb- 
fift in the Creatures, and hereafter the whelt Creation fhall be annihilated 
and reduce* into the Divine efrence again. 

2 . Others affirm* that the Word Chrift, And the Word Saint , doth not 
ftgnifeanyperfons,butfomeof the Divine effevce infufed into fever al 
perftns-j fo that Chrift and the Saints lla/l be faved, that is, the Divine 
e(Tence in t ho fe ferfons (hali be reduced into God again, but the perfons 
(ball be annihilattd, for the foul it mortal, & the body fiat never rife from 
the dead, for even the bdy of Cbrif did never rife from the dead, but 
w<& atnikUated-jhe world fhatt ever endure by the way of generation from 
lime to time without an end. 

7 . That the Scriptures are not th: Word of Godjbut the conceits of men, 
And that we are not to adhere to them, but to their Revelations-, therefore 
tfay fl ^bt the Wsrdof God when it is urged w confirm a truth -,for where 
it u (Aid this or ihat *>& done According to the Scriptures, as i Cor. 1 5 . 
4. their re fly tf. That is according to the vulgar opinion and conceipt tf 
wturai men. 

Many other erroneous opinions in Doftrinethey hold befides Discipline, 
which I foxbeir to rehearfe, but yoa may guefle at Htrcules body by the 
length of his loot ; God is come down we fee already to confound the Lan 
guage of thefe Babtl buiklers,that they underftand not one anothers fpeech,& 
I doubt not but that he will fliortly fritter them, and they fcall be as a fnail 
which melteth. 



Extratt tf a Letter ftritt-en Fc&. 19. 1645. from agodlj Miniftcrin t ffX 
to a Miniver in the City of London. 

OUr condition in thefe parrs is very bad. A bafe bat bold Seftsrift named 
Oates i weaver in London comes down, & vents a gallimaufry of ftrange 
opinion^and draws great flocks of peoph after him without all controul.Thc 
Gcnftables of Backing did on the Lords day laft difturb them, going among 
theintopr^fls Souldicrs, <i^d they ufed r hem difpirefully, bade them get them 
to their fteeple houfe e , to hear their Popifa Pricfts, their BA*!J Priefts. The 
tyde of Schiftne runs ftrong, and as they barg is fed with a fpring from above. 
Certainly great hopes and incouragcments they have, elfe duift they not be 
fobold and infclenr b?yord meafure 5 as they are. They talk mcft bafely of the 
Parliament ind Aflembly which many hear,and dare not appear to avouch, fo 
that they grow formidable. Our Magiftrates are affraid of ihem.onely a few 
Orthodox Minifters h.zzird thcmfelves to oppofc this torrent by their publike 
labours. Help us with your prayers as we do you, that God may inabl? on-c 
fpirits againft rhe difficulties we nave to encounter withal.If you could bellow 
a few lines upon me, that I might but hear of the courage and conftancy of the 
Minifters and Citizens of Lo*den t upon whom we look now next under the 
Parliament as theonely Inftruments of our good, I fhould be very thankful, 
who with my beft refpeds remembred will ever remain 

Tonr f*ithfl and toured Friend. 

Fei^r.26. Two Citizens, godly understanding men,related to me for certain 
that one of the women preachers Mrs AtttftAj fpoken of in this Book page 
up. and who upon complaint was queftioned by the Committee of Exami 
nation for her preaching, was run away with another woraans husband, with 
whom fhe had bin too familiar along time, but about 1 4. days ago gone away 
and chat beyond fcas (as is commonly reported) 

This * man with whom fhe is gone, was one of the * **^. ^cmty and ^ prcach- 
Sociery and Company of which Mrs AttaVfaj CTIO 
wa?, and one who tiled to hear her preach, he l^fc 

his own wife great with child, bcfides other children, and the poor woman 
(as tis reported) was ready to bediftraftcd, and Mrs eX/Mttvg/ hath Itf: her 
children behind too, expofcdtothe world affix andfevcn, and conriyed a- 
wiy all hf r goods rhit are any thing worth : It was told me alfo by one of 
thofeCr z:ns that \isgiven out fhe met with a Prophet here in London, who 
hath revealed to her and others that ihey muft go ro Jerufalem, and repair 
]erufakm,and for that end Mrs exfrMttMj hath gotten money of fame perform, 

P ten 


ten pounds of one yong maid, and other money of others towards the build- 
ing up oi J crufaiem : Thefe two godly Citizens not long ago upon occafion of 
hearing that Mrs Atttttoay preachc>d,went to confer whh her, and to dhTwade 
her from preaching, and coming thicher there were four or five men with her 
whereof oneof them was this fellow (lie is npw run away with, and thefe 
Citizens fpeaking with her, one of her Company a Scclasy faid to her, Sifter, 
fpcak not to thefe men for thty are in the fle(h,acd (he difccurfing with them, 
either the fame man or another faid,Sifter fpeak no more to them,for they be 
ing in the flefli, you will but preach them the more into the fLfh. 

1 have been within thefe few from good hands informed, that in this 
la.ft week of February there have been feme meetings of Sectaries in the 
City to confute and draw up fosie Petition to the Parliament to counterwork 
the Common- Councei, and their confutations and .debates were to this effrcT, 
that feeing tfae Common- Councel and the Scots fo agree together for fettling 
Church-Government, and that now new Votes and Refolves of boch Hotifes 
are come forth to fettle the Government of the Church, it was needful for 
them to do fomeihing and to prefcnt a Petition to the Parliament which might 
confift. of thefe heads, i . That the Parliament would not take the fenfe of the 
Commmon-Councel for the fenfe of the City, but look upon them as two or 
three hundred mee, and rot what they petitioned and defired as the fenfe of 
the City. 2. That the Parliament would take the Militia of the City into their 
own hands. 3. That the City might not keep any correfpondence or intelli 
gence with forrain dates, for they for their parts difclaimed it. 4. They would 
not as fome others lay any blame upon the Parliament for not fettling the Go 
vernment of the Church all this while, or tax them with delay es, but thanked 
them for their deliberation in proceedings about the Government of the 
Church, and left them to their own time to fettle the Government of tht 
Church according as it might (land with tender conferences. Thefe and foaie 
other things for the matter of the petition was propounded and fpoken of,fome 
moved, that in their Petition fpeaking about the Government of the ( hureh, 
they fhouid put in to fettle it according to the word of God ; another in the 
company moved that it might be with refpedl to tender confciences, & (aid he 
loved not that expreffion, according to the word of God. Now for the way of 
managing this Petition that it might take and do the work,thefe things we are 
propounded to get to it, 40 or 50 thoufand hands, andforthitto draw in 
& get the hands of the Malignants to the Petition,t draw in many moderate 
Pres5yterans,and to get the hands of al thofe that keep fcparatcd meetings,to 
fend the Petition to th-eir fcveral meetings to be fubfcribed : I have had fome 
of the names ofihe perfons that met about this bufincflfe related to me, bur J 
forbear to name them ; and as a further teftimony of the truth of this Relation, 

I have 


I have bin totd it from more hands then one, btfides the fubftance of this ha:h 
been difcovercdand made known to Tome in Authority in the City. 

I hire had lately gi*en me from a fure hand the Copies of two letters taken 
from the Original )etten,and compared by a Minifter with the Originals, one 
rf.William lenney to his wife 5 fince he wtn: away wirh Miftris dtratoay the 
Laccwoman, and the other o* Miftris AttotVcaj to William leaney before his 
going away, bo*h which I had thought now to have printed verbatim, but be- 
caufethey are too large,ardcarHt withrhe reft of the matter in this Appendix 
be brought into a fluer, ! fhal! only give the Reader a hint of feme few things: 
In his letter to his wile dated Frb. 15. he writes thus of the rcafons of his 
going away, / thought good to Verite to you thefe 

feft lives jo telly CM that because you hwc been to me His wife ccmld not b r n f 
rather a difturber of *>y body and foul, then to be a ^ *?" h J bei " n & ht d 

/ / f if. rri \ A Jf I / f da X WIth *b* Att**Q buc 

me ft help for me (but I filexce ) And for looking for fpake a ^ ainft Uj anj thj$ was 
me to come to yon Again, I flail never come te you a- the difturbance he complains 
%am any more. I flail fend ttnto you never no more f> and the fuffcrings lS4iftri$ 
concerning any tkin^. If you had been a tyd Koman e ^" 4W / f ?^* f - 
UMto me I fhould never haze parted Vtith you>bttt (joddireft you & keepyo* 44 one 
of hi* crfAtion^and in that rrjpeft / defire you to be looting up to him your, 

Farewell. Yur Friend William Jenney. 
Mrs Attaway in her letter to Jenney Vcritfs thru, 

Deertjt Friend and Vrelbclovedin the Lord, lam urtfpea^bly forry i 
refyett of thy (uffcrings, I bdnp the ob}ci that occafroned ir y koVc/hifl / ever be a- 
ble to anffter it, I need fuch love, I fiati he[ire to dedicate my ftirit to the Lord, 
To fee^ him in thy b(hl), that he Konld be flea fed to fet thee at liberty, in the 
n-.ean time that he VtovU be ^leafed, to bear ftp thy fyirit qvietly under if : 
me things thy fhffrin^s fhouldbe almoft At the hioh- 

eft they are fo great, VchfnthffHOfleofWi&thbovd- Now r hey are runaway to- 
* t ieKasgrcatcft 3 then the fame <Lty the Lord deli- S ctbtr th ^ a re delivered, 
vered t^im- t Khtn Jchofaphat k**> not Vchat to dc, he looked to the Lord let ta 
look* him believing confidently in him Kith the faith oflefw,andno quejlhn but 
ftcfhtll be delivered^ in the me an feafon I /ball give 

tip my heart and afeflions to thee in the Lord, and TMj Mrs tdttjwy hath a 
tyhatfoe-ver / hav e or am in htm ft hie h is our head, husband in the Aimy, and 
thou fait command it. in the mean feafon Vchile thou tlie worlcl wa y fee wbnt -hefe 
art <tb r cnt, I JhaSrefi in tie M/effion of thy love, vo . mcn P re3chel S 2 ^ th to 
./ L T n a L r n- J ~t Wrltc rn another wonnns 

*h;ch I fr*S not befo tn]uru>tt* as to <j*ej}i,. Tbit husband an<{ J10 w to go aw.w 

drA*n of love that is given me, thou haft It freely, together, 
qveftionii not. So committing thee into the bofome 
tf that Uving l^nJmffe (hat bath redeemed thee } \ reft. 

A Citizen 


A Citizen related jr to me, that he imploycd one LfD. a Seftary of 
Church, to work for htm gold and iiiver wy er, he made away his wo k to t he 
value of about i ^. pounds, and is himfclt gone away too about the Countries 
he know: net where ; but Lam the preacher is bound for 10. pounds worth 
of this gold and lilver upon whom he will come. 1 his Citizen was unwilling 
to have imployed him, but he didfo proteft his honefty and faithfulntfte, 
and told this Citizen that, fatih he, 1 have fuch Revelations and new light as 
never man had, and do you think I *1-1 be difooncft? 

The fame Citizen told me he imployed three women as fpinners for him of 
gold and filver, which being Sectaries and of Lams Church (as I remember,) 
are wont to fpin on the Lords day, which he fearing, did on purpofe upon a 
Saturday night late fetch away all the work they had wrought cf and corn- 
tnmg again on the Monday morning found they had done a good dayes work, 
and inquired in the Houfe of it, others in the Houfe faid it was ordinary with 
them to work on the Lord day, and he talked with them,t>hey faid they knew 
no Sabbath, nor no fach day, every day was alike to them, and one as good 
as another. 

O R 

A frefti and further Difco very of the Errors, 

HercfieSjBlafphemies,and dangerous Proceedings 
of the SECTARIES of this time. 

As alfo a Particular Narration of divers Stories, fpeciall 

P^fla^cs, Letters, an Extract of fome Letters 3 all concerning the 

prefent SECTS : Together with fome COROLLARIES 

from all the fore-named prcmifles. 

A REPLY to the moft material I exceptions made 
by ^A^SaltmarJh^ WWalwyn, and Cref **//>, againft 

W.Edwards late Book entituled G A x c R & N A . 

As alfo brief Animndvcrfions upon fome late Pamphlets one 
of M r . Bacons, another of Thomas Webs, a third of a Picture 
made in di (grace of the PRESBYTERIANS 

A Relation of a Monftcr lately born at Colchsfter, 
of Parents who are Sectaries. 

The Copie of an H v M N E fung by fome Sectaries 
in ftead of D AflDS Pfalms. 

By TH o M A s EDWARDS Miniller of the Gofpel. 

BiwtrcoffalfePrvpbetSTvhicbcmctayoufaSbccps clothing but mwardlv tb:ya.,-c ra.- 
vnhiz Vulva, yc (hjll^iorv them by their fruits. Matth. y.v. TV, i^. 

BHtJhitnprjpbAncaKcIvaia. bailings. for thiyrvillintrcafctt more ^ifodtineffc. situ their 
word will cat as </..//; a Gwrenc,of-a>hvm h Hya?cncus and Phlctui. sTini.i .15, 1 7 
it ci ill men and jcdHtcrs fall wsxeivorfe andwnfi, dtcciving, and lxiii dc-ci^cd 
z Tim 3. ij. 

L N D JY, 

Printed by t. R. and E.M. for Ra/pb Smith, attheffgn of the Bible in 
Cornhill ncai the Roy all Exchange. 1^6. 

To the Chriftian Reader. 

ny Sectaries come forth as mtt^ I foall png with David, Pfal. 27.3. 
Though an Hort fhould encamp againft me, my heart (hall not fear : 
And befides my Reply to the Anfaers made againft my "Book^ entituled 
Gmgt^ft^ths Reader foall find in this Book^wore worl^for theSe&a* 
ries.j the Second Part of Gangrasna ; a Difcovery of more Errours^ Here- 
jiefy "Blafyhtmhs^ and Proceedings of the Sectaries jvherein I have not only 
laid down many ErvourS)HerefieJ 9 a&dPf weeding* of the Se&aries not 
touched before^ butfome greater > fir auger, higher Herefies find Blafphe- 
taics.) andfome that are more againft thefeco&d Table^ and deftrn&ive to 
the clvill Lawet and peace of Kingdoms .> which Se&aries in their flea- 
ding for Tohratkfjs feem to exempt out of the number of Err ours to 
le tolerated^ yea, I defire the Reader to takg notice there are fome things 
fyoken of in thir prefent Boob fome ^lafphemief^ &c* done by Seffa- 
rief, that the like or worfe are not to he found many agefincethecom* 
ing ofChrifli nay I thinly not fine e the Creation of the world > as that Elaf- 

- Pag. i^ i<5j. of this P^/ O f * J ohn B gg^. Na that the Reader 
prefect Bookjand that, may the mon proft by this work} and not fiumble in 
P a 6- 8 - the Entrance^! fyaUpremife three things whereby to 

remove a five prejudices that may beivtht minds of fome men-, botha* 
gainflthe matter and manner of thif Boof^ 

I Tis objetted)The bringingupon the ft age matters offa&, and the 
$r offices of fome men agairtft a way Js not a right course to convince a 
way to be naught , nor the followers of it of their err ours : Arguments and 
Reasons are the way tofatisfiemen. Anfw. I have fpoken to this Obje- 
&ion. in the firft part <?/Gangrena ; pag. 76. and the Reader may find 
moreftid to it in this fecondpart^ pag. 79380. And therefore that which 
IfyaU fay here is this. Such discoveries as the fe^ are a morefenfible pra- 
fticallway of confutation of the Seftaries to the body of the people of 
theKingdome, thevfo many ftllogifmes And arguments-^ they can under- 
ft and thefe when t hey cannot perceive an argument^ andchriflhim- 
filfiii&fpeaking againft falfe prophets t faith, By their fruits you (hall 
know them : Doe men gather grapes of thorns., or figs of thirties t 
AndtheApoftks in their fyeaking againft the Hereticks andkerefief 


To the Chriftian Pleader. 

of their timeS) confuted them thus by their pratfices and way et : Whofo- 
everdoes but obferve the paffages in the Epiftles 0/Peter, Jude.,Panl,/w// 
fade this true. 

And where as tif faidby fo,w<> of them^ if they would do fo by the Pros- 
lytcrian / 3 they c onld J/Jow ay many Errours held by fome Presbyterians , 
and<xbadpra&ifeS)&c. and fo recriminate. I anfrver , fupfofe they 
coM, i ,Tet there j not the fame reafon in divers rcfatfs^ but I will on 
ly give one inftance , namely this difference : Th* Anabagtiftt) Inde- 
pede#tJ 9 &c. have their Church TV ay and government ///> 3 they are in the 
pr aft ice and poffefjlonofit^ thy wayufs it, anddotothcntmoft, tofitp- 
fre/e Errourt^ Scandalt^ in the porter of ccnfurej, in admitting of none 
but whom the body allovpes^ &c. and yet in the free pnftife ofit^ and 
under /*, allihefe Errours grow, and mee fall from one thing to another 9 
as all men fee j but now theft who are in their judgement for Presbyterian 
Government i ihif Kingdomejkey enjoy it not^have not the benefit of it 
to ceKfurefcandalofffperfonStfttpprcfTe any Errors^ or to do any Atfs of 
Government at alhbut all lies wafte. 2. 7 deny that the Sectaries can. 
flow menwho are Presbyterians (thoi/gh they n>*nt the benefit of the Go 
vernment) that fall into thofe Errours j Elafyhemies 9 Pratfifef which 
ihe Setfaries doe., tis a meer flourify) th .y can fiw no fuch thing-^ nay y 
I am confident that among all the Presbyterian Miniftcn and cheife 
members who have appeared and affed for that way. fincePresbyterians, 
the Sectaries cannot inflame inone man like to hundreds andthovfands of 
their Seftarits^ cither for Err ours in judgement ^ or loofenejft in life. 

2. 1 is cbjeffed tis an unchriftian TV ay to bring mws names upon the 
ftage? tis to much tofyetk againfiavxiyfromthe Practifes offome 
veay> but to name men in print ^ andpMkly to brand them, this is worfi. 
Anf. / could give many Anfveersto juftifie this, and ft cv> the ex ample* 
loth of Fathers and the bokefa \udjcioufett moderne Writers who fracti- 
jedthit, as Calvin to hit Tractate againft Libertines^ naming Quir- 
tinus, &c. and giving reasons there ly way ofAnfoertothis very ob]e- 
8ion of naming menjbut 1 cannot now infiftupon it: all I will fay is this, 
for nj own part titmttchagAinft my gwiwand temper to do it^ fornt^ 


To the Chriftian Reader. 

tvralfyl do wot low to off end any> or to contend with any man. but to 
comply andpfafe all^ wfidts, lamfenfble of the hatred, reproaches, din 
gs?; 1 &w liable to fur doing it , but a nwfpty is tiid upon me to pre~ 
Je;; vet he people, anlio give thm warning to beware tf wolves injheeps 
cubing 5 and as 1 hsldmyfelfi bound in conscience to write Books to 
discover th-j err ours and opinions offuch wayes, fo to name the psrfins of 
pr;we notorious St&ams who aniflickltrt, (not of all men who are 
mi{-led> or m (owe lejfir matters weaken) and that from the example 
efthedpofttePaul, who doth not onelj name the errfftirs^ & ayes y but the 
men thzmfilvss.M Hyoienea? 5 Philecus 3 Alexander^ Phygeilus, Her- 
mogenesj i Tim.r. 19.20. 2X1111.2.17, 2Tim.r.T 43 t5 k 5<4 14,15 . 
5 . Let no godly per fen be offended at my Bookjfthiftile of it be-quick 
andfmart^andjflfceakfometiwssalittlefoarply to Cretenfis 5 but 
rather let them confide? how unworthily (not onely unbecoming a Chi" 
ftia&, bnt a man) hee hath dealt wnhmee and til Presbyterians in hit 
Anfcer, discovering fuch insufferable pride 3 arrogafie, fcornfuU 
xeffe of fpirit towards all Presbyterians who fall not dtwn to the 
golden calves of his opinions of Imputation of faith 3 Independence 3 
&c. as that there feems vo way left to recover him but to deal a 
little roundly with him^ and lay open his folly, befides, the dpofllt 
Paul fywking of the Cretiam^ who are alvvayes lyars , faith 3 Where 
fore rebuke themfharply, that they may be found in the faith. In 
one word s Cretenfis in all his Anfwers if too libethofe fyokgnofitt 
2 S?.m. 2 3, 6. that rmtftbethnifl away as thorns, becattfethey cannot 
be tafyv with hands: the man that muft touch him had need be fenced with 
iron and the flaffe ofafpear: Ctctttfis to amazfo foul-mouth* d in all 
kind of filthy favgv age t that his maid had %eed fcowr his mouth alwoyet 
with a wifp when he goes to write any EooJ^. Eut to hold the good Reader no 
longer in thsporchjel me earmfily intreat th) prayers to God for his gra- 
ciou* ajfiftance.T>rote&ion y f;ippoyting of him who if refihedto fpend and 
be fpent^W/0 run allbazzardsfir the truth of God and hh Chut chef* a- 
gdinfl the errors of the times-^ yea 3 and if he be offered up upon the fa- 
orifice and fervice of your faith^he joyes, and will rejoyce. 
in cfoift t THOMAS EDWARDS. 


L though there be already at the Prefle a full Reply 
to the pretended Anfwers made by Mr. Saltnurfa 
Mr. H^/By,and Mr. John Goodwin, againft my late 
Book entituled Gangr&n*^ yea,and fbme part there 
of printed 5 <yetconfidering not only the three bo- 

diedMonfterG^w^and the three headed Cerberus 

which for prefent I have to grapple and conflict withalJ, but that///- 
^alfp ready to rife up in their place, therefore that I may both 
mortally wound the heads of thefe Dragons , and cut off others as 
they are fpvinging , and ftrike once for all in defence of Gar, vena - 
my Reply cannot but be fomewhat large, and fo of neceffitymuft 
take up more time for the perfecting and publifhing of it refpeciallv 
confidenng my imployments in frequent content preaching be- 
fides all other occafions) then at this time I am contented to be kent 
from coming abroad in Print. 

And therfore for preventing the Sectaries glorying, and tri 
umphing too much 1,1 their Anfwers, and their pofleffing many pec- 
pie againft my Book, as if it were a Book of lies, and that! could 
not make proof of, or give a good account to the world of what 
I have written^ asalfo from interpreting myfilence (though but 
during a time fimply neceflary to give a full Apfwer) a repenting o 
wntingmy late Book and a retreating from thatcaufe whereinlhave 
fo much appeared fas Mafter ,A WOrd .O^M,,.^^.,. , unti]JI 
^ Wdnyn teems to do; I have ^ cl !;Vr e LO ; trar ^ Icannotb ^ h P e ^i have 
thought it neceflary in the Interim, ^J^S^V^i^ ^S^ 
till my hrgcr Reply can come ^^ti^ K b * ^ m ^ *^ 



forth, to.fetfortha few (licet s to declare my mind to all the world, 
and to take away all juft occafion from men of fpcaking againft my 
late Book: Now this Book being of the fame nature and kind with 
(7,i.^r^^ 3 be(Idcsa brcif Anfvver tofomc main Objections madca- 
gainft it, is not only an Addition of more Errours to the former Cata 
logue, a higher Difcovcry of the waycs and Praftifcs of the Se&aries, 
afurther confirmation of the truth of tilings contained in C?sgrj74,but 
an aflurance to the Reader of my fUfolution andConftancie, by the 
<?raccot God, in oppofmg Errours and Setts maugre all the malice, 
wrath and power of Hell; as alfo a fatisfadion in part to the moft ma- 
tcriall things objected by Matter Saltmarfa Mr, Wabvyn, Mr. Goodwin, 
againft myBookj and as I am perfwaded this Difcourfewill nor be 
without its ufe for the prefent, fo I queftion not when my full Reply 
cothefe three Pamphlets .(hall come abroad(of which this Book is the 

f\ t * #* o r 

be manifefted to al men.and themfelvcs and their friends for them will 
wiili a hundred times they had been afleep in their beds when they 
mcdled with GMgr&naycz G^g^n^nd this defence of i t will prove 
fo incurable a Gansren to them, that they (hall never be cured ofit by 
all the Mountebanck quackfalving drugs and tricks of all the Sectaries 
.of this time- and chough for amort time confident lying maypleafc and 
take with many., yet as Solowoa fpeaks, the lip of truth fhtll be eftallijh- 
ed for ever i lut a lyingtongue is lutfor a moftttnt$fi& as ff term. 
cia ad modicum placcnt, fid din non dnrant, 





E n R o u R s and Pernicious Pra&ifes of the 

S E C T A R I E S in E N o L A N D, 

J Aving laid down in my Bookentituled Gsngwna, j 80. Error* 
fl vented in thcfe times , betides an Addition of force Errours 
r mentioned in the Appendix apd not enumerated in the for- 
? mer Catalogue, I do here further .prefent the Reader with a 
^ Catalogue of more Errours not before named, neither, in the 
jk firft, nor ftcond Edition of my Book : As alfo a Relation of 
more Stories and Practices, together with fome new Letters 
concerning tbenV; by all which it will a Pf^ ( thai tfce plague of Seftarifine more.and more., pucting forth Symptoms pr-etaging death and deft rufti^ 
on both to Ct urch and Mace, if not timely prevented. 

OURS to the former Catalogue of 

Additionall ERR 


i*T" A Hat no Opinion is (b dangerous or Heretkall as that of compuliion in 1 

\_ things of Religion. 

2. That Kingly go vernm^it among Nations and Common- wealths is un- 
lawfull, and that for Kingsit cannot be faid to what u(e they fervejor that there 
is-any nfe of them, except to debauch and vexe a people. 
3. It is unlawful for Chriftians to eate any Swines rlefh in regard the Devil? 
Once encred into the herd of Swine. 

4, Tis unlawfull totate any manner of blood in any kind of thing whacfb- 
ever, and that Black-puddings are unhallowed meat, andthac the eating.of 
Black-pudtiin-gs is a barbarous cuftome. 

5. That the Devibne ver finaed, nor have any fin* 

B 6. That 

A further Discovery $f the Errourt 

, ., yea a jeCfcvil3.ftay be.fcved at 

lift ; and that there are no he! 1 iQtuietits to eternity. 

s^rj*flow,igoFChr2&s -. A Chrtftjhath repented perfeftly, he hath fbrrowed 
bioud. t*g. ?4. for fin perfectly, and he hath repented for us. 

8. Faithisnottobetnf^aJdiidfRjS^tijJu^. ftfafon the guide of Faith, 
nor is ajnan iQjjdeevgjiny thing in Scripture, further then he fees Reafon to 

* I * jm * * * T"" "" k" * " V rf*^*\. "*VV" .-. .- 

indirc^fiini. . ; 

9. That cMUIi en of bskevers have more tnen a facderall liolineffe^an inward 
reall hclinefle. r 

ip. Chriftsprefcnce in Heaven, or that Chriftisprefent in Heaven, cannot 

i . Some of the Seridries dto affirtii and bold tHey Klve hot only liad 

tionF,but they have feed Viftdnialfa. 

12. The means of GocJ revealing himfelf and his mind and will to his (er- 
vantsin reference to their falvation, isimmediatly by himfelf,withouc 
without Ordinances, Mini(ters, or any other means, ^U -J 

13. That tis unlawful! to givethanks to God after meat received, thongb 
it be lawfull to do it before eating ofnieaf . 

14. That finging of Davids Pfalhia is blafphemy, and telling of lies. 

1 5. That there is no Juftification by Faith^buc Faith is only a manifeftatior 
of our Juftification. 

i^. That Reptntanceis a work of the Law, and fonot to be perforated by 
Chriftian?; and that Chriitians have nothing to do at all,but only to i5t ftlll, bear 
and beleeve. 

17. Some Sectaries hold they cannot fin, but if they fin, Chrift fins in them 3 
he does all,they are afted by Him in all. 

i $, All fee timei of private prayers, as morning and evening, &c. are 
not only unlawfull and fuperftitious, but they arc not to pray at all, nor give 
thanks, nor confeffe finne, but admire only the Grace of God , that is all they 
rauft do. 

1 9. That hell- fire never had been, if Jefus Chrift had not come. 

20. That Jefus Chrift delivered never a foul from hell-fire. 

21. That all appointed fet meetings of many Chriftians to pray, hear, 
conferre,or performe any holy fervice, whether in a Church way, or out of a 
Church way, are unwarrantable , and unlawfull , only occafionally if Chrifti 
ans meet in aftreet,orat ahoufe going to vifit friends in civility, they may 
difcourfe and talk one with another in points of Religion, as they do of other 

22. That in the fir;} Converfionof a firmer there ought to be no forrow 


and Pra&icesoftkt Sectaries. 

noi repentance for finne , God requires none at all. 

23. That iome Beieevers are as perfeft here, as ever they fhall be in Hea 
ven, only they do not lee the Lord here with iheir bodily eyes. 

And for a conclufion of this matter, namely for the enumeration of Additi- 
onall Errours, I fhall adde only this which I received from the mouth of a god 
ly Minifter, who having converfed with ibme Sectaries that are Sculdiers and 
Troopers, gave me this anfwer, March 1 3. upon a qiKftion propounded by me 
what ftrange opinions do they hold. They hold (faith hej all opinions whatfo- 
ever that are againft the f ower ofgocUinefle, and the honour of Chrift. 

of a JLeiter lately fint me from a karntd and godly A^inifer in Eflcx, } 



Goe M. , 

Thank you foryoar Eook:0atts whom you mention in yourBook,hathbeen 
, fpwing his Tares, Boolimc^ and wild Oates in thefe parts thefe five weeks 
ivithout any controll,hath feduced hundreds 3 and Jipped many infiocking Rivet 
and when mats done he hath a * Feaft in the nisht . 

and at the end of that the Lords Supper. All fal ^Sn%^l^& 
lenebrarunt. No MaeiHrate in the Country dare c**"*** 11 * *.*. &&.* - *&* tttir * a ~ 

jji -LL* I / i i i trance v. ita H b) Jit pin?, itr.darett Ot 

meddle with him , tor they lay they have hunted ^wtejta t^ttbtfctii the Louis 
thefe out of the country into their Dens in I.ind.n, s *tt er 
and imprifoned fonie, and tluyarereleafed, and km like decoy Ducks into 
the country to fetch in more ; fo that they go on in divers parts oi fex with 
the grcateft confidence and iniblencie that can be injagincd. M./frc&r ofTfr/- 
fted preaches boldly againft Par! lament, Aflcmb I y, Direaory,Miniftery and all: 
I pray you let mehear whether there be any hope of light flu ning out of dark- 
neflc. Ellis an Antinomian, brother to E lit of Colrhejkr the Independent, 
married a widow, got two hundred pounds of hers , made her bdeeve hee 
wou d carry her tohis friends in the North, but left her by the way, andrannc 
away with the two hundred pounds/That mikre.intieduced many Your book 
doth much good : I fhall pray Gcd to fpeed your Plough, who am 

Tour a ffurtd friend 

Jin EW4aofaLettvvr#ten,t me laJlvtt k fr om a learned and godly Mm^r m 
e^r^^ a Relation of a Monfir lately born there 
of Parent T who are Sectaries. 

monftroiis biith 
Idiankyoufcry<>urBook:TheScaarie S ra g eatit,biititi s 

B 2 a figne 

A further Discovery of the Errourt 

a fign it doth the more good. Thus befeecfr ng the great God to continue your 
courage and refolution for his name to the utmoft, I reft, 

low ajjl&ionale Srothrin the Lord, 

, that upon the 18. day of Fdr. 16+5, one Goodwife 
ci Petert Par: fh in Co/cbefter brought forth two children both dead, the one a 
perfeft child, the other was born without ahead, having upon the bread fome 
characters of a face, note, and eyes, want-tig one arme, and the other arme be 
ing rather the (lump of an arme, ended in a crotch of two fingers, with fome= 
thing like a thumb coming out of one fide of it : Downward one of the feet 
was perfect, the other foot wanted a heel, and had only two toes which grew 
forward, and another toe growing out of one fide of it. The Father of this 
Monfter is a Separatift, frequenting their congregations . an enemy to the bapti* 
iing of his own chi dren; the Mother a hearer in the feparated congregations 
likewise, who refolved heretofore, that if ever {he had any more chUdren,they 
fhould never be baptized. ^ This Relation is affirmed by thofe of truft and 
understanding, that faw this Monfter, and know the parties. 

An Extra ft of a Letter feat me from a * Commander now in tke Parliament fe 

dated DeCCrnb. 29. I 6 4 5 * This Commander is nr t in the fervice of the Weft,bclong- 
xngtoany of the Regiments of chat Army, under the command of Sir Ibomm Fairfax, but his command is 
in another part of the Kingdom* 

S I*, 

THe conftant praftife of many Officers and fbuldiers with them, was to e- 
claime againft their Miniffters wherefoever we marched, prefling thefa 
and their adherents more then any other ; they did dfcourage the people, gene 
rally affirming thac the beft of our Preachers were Popim,and that ic was urr- 
* We fee the liberty of conference se. lawfull to hewc them^but did hope to fee them all 
varies win give., if they had power. * pat to Kowf, and their fuperfthious Steeple- 
houfespuld down to the ground; great variety of opinion was amongft our 
Officers and Souldiers^bme affirming that they had had Revelations and feen 
Yifions,al of them at liberty to argue and hold what phantafticall opinion they 
pleated, thofe were the men moft countenanced, and fooneft raKed toprefer- 
raentjfbme of them ivould take upon them toprophefie, t?* (ay ing, they 
Ihould live to (ee all lording power laid afide in this Kingdom* In my diftrefle 
when the enemy was upon me , I fent to moft parts adjacent forafliftance,.but 
could have none, only from one place came to me forty Volunteers, with 

fome two or three Officers, profefiing ttenfelves all Independent?, and they 

- - - * * * * . -- .- * . * 1 1 


and Vratficet of the Se&arfet. 

told me they hoped to finde me (b, and if I (hould continue ftill in my opinion 
for Presbytery , they thought their labour ill fpent ; they ftaid with rac all night, 
and the next day there came to themaLeiutenant* a moft dangerous fellow, 
maintaining moft horrid opinions,as you may fee by the information which 
is truth ; this Lieutenant was to preach to them in a The Relation fbiiowesafter atteft- 
private houfe, which I had notice of ,and did prevent edb > tbe hands of wicneffes. 
nim,which they took very ill of me, and immediatly they left me, and marched 

away with Lreutenanc -Since, one of the chiefeft of them lent me word 

by our Quarter- matter, thatlftiould have little or no pay, fb long as I ftaid 
in if I did not agree and fide with I finde the meflage tootrue, 

for! finde little pay or none. Sir, I could fay much more of their praftifes a- 
gainft me and other?, but I mould be too tedious ; but this more I ftiall adde, 
I never marched where I heard more talk of godlyneffc , and leflc pra&iie of 
it in my obfervation, for they arecruell without mercy, covetous without 
BCfTneafare, profeflmg felf-deniall, yet leave noitone un-turned to advance 
there eftates and honours. The Lord prevent their wicked defignes , and 
keep this Kingdom from beingruined by fuch a wicked peop!e s Sir, I reft. 

Tour Ctrvant 


of fame pajfoges of a great SeEfarie, a LitHttnant about tbe beginning 
of June l# ft. i 6.45. 

! f ,- : " f . i .. T ..,., I ; . ] -....,., . . ; , . t : 

HAving had much arguing with him and his adherents in oppofition to the 
Antinomian way, in the morning wherein they feemed to glory much in 
the viftorie, though I know no caufe for it at all : The Lieutenant came cour- 
teoufly towards even in to my houtefas he faid) to take his leave of me j which 
fome of his party perceiving, followed him; and others taking notice of their 
refort,followed alfb.The fubjeft of our difcourfe was about the meanes of God 
revealing himfelf, and his minde and will to his fervants in reference to rheir 
falvation ; He affirmed and maintained violently that God did ic immediacly 
by himfelf, without Scripture, without Ordinances, Minifters, or any other 
meanes ; He being asked about the third Pedon in the Trinity, denyed there 
was any fuch thing as a Trinity ofpedbns, but affirmed them to be threeiGfft- 
ces ; and being demanded what he thought of Chrift, whether the Godheactantf 
manhood were united in one Perfon in Heaven : He anfwered only to the la ft 
word, and denyed that it could be proved by the Scriptures Chrifts prefence 
in Heaven ; and when fome Scriptures were produced, which had reference to 
his Refuwe&ioH and Afcemion* he replyed 9 that it was a great queftion, whe- 

B 3 thei 

A farther Difiwery of tfa Err ours 

ther there was a Refurre&ion or not ; he Paid he did not deny ic abfolutly, but 
that he made a great queftion oi ic : Ac the parting , before him I rcptyed to 
the by-ftanders, Gentlemen, if I (houldhave corae and a cold. yau.t hit this 
Gentleman had denied the Trinity of perfons ,and Cbrifts pretence in Heaven, 
and that he called in queftion the Refurre&ion, you would not have beleeved 
nie,had not your own eares heard the fame, 

This is attefted and fubfcribed by the hand of a godly Minifter in whofe p- 
fence alt this was Ipken, together with a Relation of the names of the 
other witnefles, pedbns of quality and worth, who were all prefenc ac 
this Difcourfe, and I have the Originall in my power to pordtice upon 
any occafion. 

" "..! , .?. T j_ 

A~B.t\dkion of fame Storier y andnm&rltabk Pajfogef concerning the Sectaries. 

THere is one litwvence Ckrtyq, a Seeker , fpokenof in my GavgrtHj, 
fag. 104, and 10 v who put forth a Pamphlet called the Pilgrimage 0f 
$aintt> wherein are many paflages highly derogatory to the ScriptureSj deny 
ing them to be the rule of a Chriftian , or that in Doftrine or Pra&ife half of 
Gods glory was revealed as yet ; this man a Taylor and a Blasphemer preach 
ed on the Lords day, March eight, at B<w-Church in Cheapfide, intheafter- 
noone : He began his prayer to God, with Right Honourable Lord God, and 
in his Prayer he prayed that God would blefle the Kings Army, and blefll the 
Saints both in the Parliaments Army and the Kings, his Sermon was a Rapfody 
of nonfenee. This was not done in a corner, but in a great and full Audience; 
there was prefent at this Sermon one Member of the Houfe of Commons, if 
not more, bdides divers the* perfons of quality 5 and thought his Cltrkton 
was in London Tome time afterthis, and may be ftill for ought that I know, yet 
was he never queftfoned, nor called to any account for this 3 or for his yilgri- 
m*ge0fSaintr,Asever I could learn. 

Saturday, March the feventb, a Minifter who preached at Martins ^near 
White-Hill, told me , that lately fince my Book came forth, he preaching in a 
Sermon aganift fin and the Divell, a woman on the morrow eame to hitn 
( a Nurfe*keper dwelling in C/^reftrcet) and queftioned wlth : him about his 
Sermon,asking him his grounds for fpeaking of fin and the Diveltj the Minifter 
brought fomc pi aces of Scripture, (hee fltighted the Scriptures, and denied 
there was any fuch thing as fin ? or Hell, or the Dive4J,er temptation, or the 
holy Ghoft,or Scriptures 5 fiiee faid, all the Hell that was>was thedarknefle of 


and Pratt? fit of the Sectaries. 

the night j me denied that to kill a man, to commie adulcery,or ftealea mans 
goods was fin ; and the Minifter asking her, what do you make your felf, ftiee 
anfweredtwo feverall times, lam that law, All this, and a great deal more, 
was related to me by the Minifter,who (as he faid) had acqaintedan Earle v. ith 
it and many others ; and I (pake with one Citizen who heard this Relation 
from him s and he promifed to give it me at large in writing under his hand. 

Tuefday March 17. on the day chat a Committeeof Lords and Commons 
came down to Guild-Hall to the Common-Councell concerning theic late Pe 
tition 5 many Sectaries from all parts of the City and Suburbs, came to Guild 
Hall, where, from about four a clock, till about nine, the Sectaries in feverall 
companies and knots in the Hall, 30.40, and more in fbme companies, vented 
boldly,and pleaded for all forts of opinions, the Aminomian opinions, the A- 
nabaptifticall opinions,^, pleading for a generall Toleration o r all Se&8,yea, 
fotne maintained that no immortall fpirit could fin, or be capable of fin ; and it 
being obje&ed, what fay ycu to the Divels ? they denied the Divels ever finned 
or could fin : many other horrid opinions were maintained at the fame time 3 
ib that tis beleeved, that never fince G*z/^Hj//was built, -*here was Co much 
wlckedneffeanderrour broachc and maintained openly in it as at that time. 
Among many godly orthodoxChriftian?, who were at that time in (7;/^Hj//, 
and oppoJed the Sectaries in their pkiding thus for all Errours, and a generall 
Tolleration; there wasonegodly Citizen who told me this ftory orhimfef, 
thathereafoningwich fsverall of the Sectaries agaiuft their op nion?, anda- 
g-ainft a Toleration, the next day being the eighteenth of March, an Indepen 
dent WoUen Dfciper to whom he had workt a!moft ttrenty years.took away 
his xvork from him, and faidbefhotild have ho more work of his, beeaufethe 
m ght before this Citizen had argued againft Independency, laying it was a 
Schifme ; whereupon this Citizen dealt plainly with this Wollen-Draper,and 
told him, Sir, will you put me by my work, which is my living, for myconfci- 
enceMs not thisPerfectltion > uill^uli^ve your confciences^nd (ball not we 
enjoy ours? would you be tolerated, and Will rrotyou tolerate us? 

On the ninreenth of UWxrcb a Pimphlet called The hjt warning to all the In- 
bitvits vftlx Citi* of London, came abroad in Wnt, which Pamphlet (peaks a- 
^ainft all Kingly government^ recervhig the Kif\s in again, and agdnit all efta- 
feliniedESclefijfticaH govtrnrrjttir^ b^fides many other dan^rons pan^ge^gin 
it : Now this Etiok Was f})read abrbiid and difperted up ind down by Sectaries, 
as for inftance,one Satxxtl F/efor an Egge-min,rebaptized by one Crab, aFelt- 
maker,was the 2 1 .day vfAfarcb examined before a Jtiftice of Peace for fpread- 
irtg thfe Book ciH d tie h$ ft>*nttntfo London, and confefled he h id fold fix or 
feven of them * One Owim anind^eadent Boofe-feffer A u kin d O f uniiccnad Books 


8 A further Discovery of the Err ours 

that makc ( any waves for tiie an i 3. member of M r . Jcbn Goodwins Church, or his man 
Anf^T^f&^lt^o^md f rmm : fld many of them to f eve rail perfons as I can 
ti s given out the man ids prove : One Culvert a Sedary and a Book-feller on Lud- 
them>c no: thcMafier. g^hill fold and difperfed many of thele Books ; and fo 
one Barber an Anabaptift boaPced two dayes after the Book came forth, naming 
this Pamphlet, that there was a Book come forth had cut the legs of the Pret- 
bytcrian government, end asked a Citizen if he had not feen it. 

In N->rthampio.8 &itc agreat Sectary, and a chief fervant to a Knight of that 
Country, would net keep the day of Thankfe.iving for the Viftory at Nj(eby t 
but was ib far from keeping it himfelf, that he would not furTer the Knights 
tenants to keep it, or to go to Church, but made them carry dung all day, as I 
luve been informed from one who knows it certainly; but what do I relating 
one inftance, when as tis notorious that many of the Sectaries, CMr. Goodwins 
and Mr. Saltmarfbes Saints) keep not at all, neither dayes of publike Thankf- 
givings, nor of publike Fafts, but do all kind of ftrvile work and worldly 
bufineflfes on thole dayes, yea on the publike Faft dayes, feaft, and are eatins of 
roft mear and gooj chear, when Gods Saints and fervants are humbling and a 
fli&ing their fouls? 

ij- There is an Independent Minifter who lives in Londonfa I have it from 
two fufficientwitneffes that heard it) laid that the Scots coining into England 
wculd binder the Reformation of Religion here, and that if he bad been in 
Stfg/W at that time when the Scots came firft in, he would have preached to 
have ftird up the people againft them, either not to have fuftered them to 
come in, or being come in, to have beat them out. |3|=i The fa me Minifter 
difcourfing and reafoning about the Church way, it was anfwered to him by a 
Citizen, that if it were let up in London , the Independents could not expeft a- 
bove a twentieth part fhould be for it, and what fhould become of ail other 
people? this Independent Minifter replied, it was no matter what became of 
them,though they turned Mahumetans,fo the Church of Chrift might profper. 

A godly Minifter who came out of Effex> related to me not long fince, that 
* ^in jinabaptifti- * Oates was now preaching in that Country, and had been 
can Emiflary there about fixe weeks, fometimes keeping his Randevouze 

at one Town, fometimes at another, fometimes at Tarling, fometimes at Bock- 
ing^ Sometimes at Braintry, and other places, and that many ioofe perfons of 
the Country follow him, he preaching befides his Anabaptifticail opmions,the 
Arminian points ; and this Minifter Ipake it upon his knowledge, that notori 
ous Whoremongers and Drunkards follow him, filch as have been convicted 
by witneffes, and taken notice of by the Country, and are inch [till, yet go af 
ter him where he preaches frcm place to place. 


and ^raftictt of the Se&arie/. 

There arc two Gentlemen of the Inns of Court, civil and well difpofed 
men, who out of novelty went to hear the women preach, and af ter Miftris 
dttaway the Lace- woman had finiGied her exercife, thefe two Gentlemen 
had feme dilcourfc with her, and among other paflages iLe {pake to them of 
Mafter Mdton> Doftrinc of Divorce, and asked them what they thought of it, 
frying, it was a point to be confidered of; and that (lie tor her part would look 
more into it, for foe had an unfan!\ified husband, that did not walk in the way 
oCSiw, nor (peak the language of CMMM; and how accordingly fhe hath pra- 
ftifed it in running away with another womans husband, is now furficiently 
known to Mr, Goodwin and Mr. S*ltt**rjk,and is one of the lyes like all the relt 
in Mr. Edwards Gangrtna ; This wretched woman ore of Mr. Gojdwins and 
Mr. Saltm rfb:s Saints (as ttay make all withoutany diftinftion, whom I fpeak 
of in Ganzwa] among other new truths and glorious lights, preached, that all 
the Devils fliotild be laved, allcdging that place in Zacbarjt, fending forth thy fri- 
(oners on t of the pit wherein t hire is no mater, againft which Do^rine one of the 
company ob je&ed, and faid, fifter, what fay you to rhac of M.ittb.i^. Depart 
from wejee cur fid into evcrlajlingfi -ey prepared fir the Divel andhij Angdi ? unto 
which Miftris Aitwy replyed, thatbytverlatting in that place was mean* 
vvhileday and nighc Lifted, but not eternall after day and night were ended. 

Afarcb 15. Two honeft Citizens coming to me about fome Sermons an 
Independent Minifter had preached in London , one of them told me he lately 
had a man and maid-fervant who were Anabaptifts, and that when he was abed 
they would fet up and junckettogether,making Sack-poflets and fuch likepro- 
viiionofhis pui(e, andinfum, this male Anabaptift got the female Anabaptift 
\vithchild,and after married her : The Mafter fpeaking to him of breach of Co 
venant, how he had covenanted not to marry in the time of his Apprencimip 
till his years were expired,he faid it was a divelilh Covenant,and Co would noc 
keep ir. 

On the fixteenth of Mxrcl.^ a Member of the AfiembJy of Divines related 
this following ftory for a certain truth , which he knew to be fo, only wcuM 
not name theperfons 5 that a Seftary,fone of Mafter Gaodwins and Mafter Salt 
marflxs Saints and beleevers) aSeekerby Seft, fought to gain the good will of 
a Virgin to be his wife, and when (he contented and was contented to ir, hee 
propounded that they might lie together at nighr, at which motion (he ftartled, 
faying,noi till we are married, to which anfwer this Seeker replyed, that mar 
riage was bur an idle Ceremony, they were now man and wife before God, 
having promifed one another, whereupon they went to bed together and next 
morning after the Seeker had fatisfied his luit^ he ranne quite away, and left his 
bride, and inftead of one Seeker there were two , the daughter thus forlaken, 

C and 

lo A further Difcovery of the Errourt 

and her mother ( who was widdow ) to feek after him. 

In a Book lately printed, call d the Ordinance for Tjths Demounted, (which 
book alfo was given into the hands of one Parliament man(as I can prove) by a 
great Senary tf ho may jurtly be thought the Author of it)there are fuch pafia- 
ges of reproach againft the Parliaments are not to be paralled in any writings, 
except fome of the Sectaries : Inpag. 6.7,8, 40. this St&arie (peaking of a pa 
lagein the Ordinance of Tyths made by the Lords and Common?, hath thefe 
following wwdsfladnotfuch apaffagegone under the Title of the Lords "and Com 
mons who are chofen jot the weak of the people, 1 fhdttld not have j udged it an a ft of 
humanity, but rather the rcfult of an Hell-bred confpiracy by the Dwell and his Angels 
to confound us with their unreasonable malice^ &c. and this was the fir ft fione theft 
JMafter-bui dcrslaidin their blejjed Refirtnatim. 

And in another place of the Book, (peaking by way of fcorne.calling it that 
mofl religious and fpiritttall Ordinance for the /tipper, as abfolute Ordinances^ as . 
alterable ai the Directory, the(e words are brought in. For indeed at tbefirft onfet 
it was not policy to rufojuch a diabolicall and villanow invention point blanckjtpon 
w.) with an It is decreed and wdainedbythe Lordf and Commons affembkdin Par 
liament. But after a more myfterioM mxttntr oferdination^Jlilj intrude it upon w n- 
drvares in the godly andfpecioM vizor of Rales e* Direftions^f ifeur Parliament men 
bad fuck afpiritftaBandboly care over w 3 to give w fucb wbff/fom andpiew Dirett:- 
ens, while indeed under this innocent Apparition in tbfjbape of Lambs they aro no o- 
tber then raveningWelves pending and tearing win /?cej-;andagainj<peaking of 
Parliament men in that Ordinance for Tyths T>ifmounted there are thefe word?., 
"But what they are Jet all the pwple judge Jet them canfider whether there can be the haft 
dramofbonejiy or Religion in them , orrefpett to the liberty of the free-borne Nation 
ikereirij feeing thy lay upon its a kiavierjoake then ever was laidttfon ut in the dayes 
*f the Bifiops. And again, this Senary, the Author of the Ordinance for Tytkr 
IDifmounted, (peaks thus of the Parliaments Ordinance concerning (ufpending 
icandalous perfons from the Lords Supper. It will be the great eft ihraldme and 
bondage that ever the Kingdome was involved into,and by this Ordinance of the Sup" 
per, Jam afraid we {ball all go fitpperlcffe to bed: and fpeaking of the Glafles Sy- 
nodsjCalling them High Comnii(lions 3 he addes s if we can finde no juftice there s 
obferve here both biafphemy w * m V ^al(forfv & th )* to our Gods tfamjelves, the Par. 
ahd fcoffing of the Parliament in liament (life everlafting^world without end) ofwhom } how 
ahighmanner. may ppe ex p t ft mrC y of j u fti ce fben, that thus before hand 

whip us with the flings of Scorpion f^and grind us between the devouring jawes offucb 
develifi tyrannic all Courts which witt even crujh our bones in peecesj and fqueefe out 
eur very marrow andjuyce , aadfuck^pnt om very hearts blood like fi Many greedy 
Cannibals* Vid, plur ibid, 

Tb e 

and PrA&tce s of the Stctariet. 1 1 

The Se&arks generally cannot endure any man who fpeaks againft 3 or 
complains to Authority of any Who b i each Errours (though never io greats 
as for example, a godly underftanding Chriftian told me within theie three 
daye?, that becaufe he complained ot a man who denies both the Son and the 
holy Ghoft to be God,thercfore the Independents and all the Sc&aries among 
whom he lives deadly hate and revile him ; and fince the time that the weekly 
newes Books have mentioned a Vote to be paifed in theHoufe of Commons 
for drawing up an Ordinance againft 7^*7 &j? that Anticrinharian andBlaf- 
phcmer, feme of the Sectaries have fpoken boldly and bitterly againft it, and 
iaying they would be loth to be any ofthem that (liould give a vo:ce,or have 
a hand in the proceedings againft him, with other words tothat cffeft. 

There is an Independent ot Mr. Carterf Church, who fjxaking againft our 
publikeAflemblieSjOf ten quotes that Scripture in Rn .i^.^. r 3jbylontbegreat t tbe 
mother of Harlot r , interpretjngit thtl?, Rome is tht mother Church, and all the Pa- 
rifi Congrtgationf of EvzJjnd are tin dtwgiterf, which arc H&lots ; and this having 
been obje&ed againft this Interpretation., that the Atcb^s acknowledge 
many of our Congregations to be true,Chur.ches,he and divers other Indepen 
dents fay, they are net of the /ipologijlt minds. 

The Seft or Seekers growes very nvuchj id all ((jrt? ofSe&aries turn Sce- 
kersj many leave the Congregations of Independents, Anabaptifts, and fall to 
be Seekers, and not only people, btitMinifters alto ; and whofbever lives but 
few yeers(ihheSefts be differed to go on) williee that all the other Se&sof 
Independents, Brownifts, Antioomians, Anabapti[ts,willbe fwallowed up in 
the Seekers, alij* -Libertine?, n:any are gone already, and multitudes are going 
that way, and the iflue of thefe Se&s and Schifmes w ill be, that all will end in a 
loofenefle and licentioufneflfe of living. 

A H Y M N E which fame of the Antinomians do fing 
at their meetings inftead of DA v i DS Pfalras. 

He ne\ves is good, Chriflilied histloud, 

our peace is made in Heaven ; 
And now he is gone up to his Throne, 

all power to him is given, 

C 2 2 Car 

12 Afunbtr DifcoveryoftheErroufs 

ii IP m IP i . i ! i ^i , . -., i M , 

2 Our glory is great, we are compleat 

in Gods great love we ftand,. 
We are on high exalted by 

Chrifts victorious hand. 

j We once neer loft, to hell did pofty 

but God in mercy found us,. 
And now he hath taught us his path, 

an J with his mercy crown d us. 

4 Shall fin or hell Gods people quell*, 

or ever keep them under / 
No, drift hath died, fin piirifide 

and hell bands rent in i under. 

5* The bloud of Chrift our great High Prieft, 

which once for us was fiied , 
Hath purg d the blot, and cleans d the fpoc 

wherewith we were befmear d, 

6 A glorious thing j a wonder ftrong 
that fin fhould not defile, 

And thofe are all to Chrift more dear 
that once did feem fo vile. 

7 AH fin we finde is out of minde 5 , 
the Saints are made divine 

Firft in the love of God above 
in glory they do fliine, 

8 None are fo dear, nor yet fo near, 
with God they are made one, 

Who now doth fee them furc to be 
as is his only Sonne. 

9 Chrift is our guide, we cannot fiide> 
nor never fall away j 

Our ftate is fure , and muft endure 
though all things elfe decay. 

10 Then lee s be bold, our heads uphold, 

the time is drawing nigh 
When we (hall raign, and eke remain 

with God eternally, n 

and Frances of the Seftaries* 13 

3 1 Let all bafe fears , and needUfle cares 

out of our fouls remove, 
With fpeed let s fly to God on high 

and dwell with him above. 

And tis remarkable, that now for prefent the beft Independent Churches 
and Congregations are rwwo^ Aflemblies and medlies, confining of perfons 
whereof fome are Anabaptifts, fome Antinomians, fome Libertines 3 others hold 
Arminian and Socinian Tenets; thofe who for mixtures in manners, and becaufe 
of fome perfons not fo holy in their lives, made a S^hifme in the Church, have 
worfe mixtures among themfelves in Doftrine 3 a linfey wol/ey compounded Re 
ligion; I do not think there is any one Independent Church of three yeers (lan 
ding, and that hath attained to the number of between 30. and 40. members, but 
had, or hath in it fbme Anabaptifts, Antinomians, Seekers, orelfe perfbns hold 
ing one or other odde and ftrangc opinion. Mr. Symonds Independent Church 
at Rotterdam is over-grown with Anabaptifme, and he hath written mtoEnghnd 
that he isfo peftered with Anabaptifts,that he knew not what to do; Mr. Symp- 
fons Church hath bred divers Seekers, Mr.Lickierj Antinomians, Mafter Jhn 
Goodwins company is an unclean Conventicle, where the fpirit of Errour and 
pride prevails in mod, the unclean fpirit being entred there into himfelf and his 
people with feven evill fpirits, Socinian, Arminian, Popifli, Anabaptifticall,Li- 
bertine Tenets being held by himfelf and many of his.people. And what mall I 
fay more, it will be too long to tell of what I have heard of fome members in 
Mi. Carters, Mr. Cradoc^Mt, BriJco t Mt..B.trktt Churches concerning opini 
ons they hold, 

March 21. I was informed for certain, that a young maiden buying in the 
Strtndof a Goldfmith a gold Ring, the young man in the fhop who was felling 
it her, asked her whether ftie was to be married (for the Ring was much of t he 
fize of a marriage Ring) (he anfwered no, nor did not know whether ever fhee 
mould be married; he queftioned further with her, what uft fhs bought it for j 
afcer fome difcourie together, (he told him ftii bought it to give- to the MinHkr 
of the Church into which (he was to be admitted a member ; . and the young 
man further conferring with her, (lie told him fhc was to be of the Congregatl- 
onall way, and of a Church where the Minifter was a man of precious gift?.Ic 
hath been related to me alfo from good hands,and if there be any miftake in the 
R.elation,I defire the Independent Minifters to clear wherein , namely, that in 
fome of their Congregations, maid-fervants out of their wage?, do allow fb 
much yeerly as five or fix millings to their Minifters , that fome poore godly 
perfuns who have exprefled great defire to be of their Church way, and gone 

14 A further Difcovery of the Err ours 

to fome Independent Minitfers to be admitted co Ghurch-fellowftiip, could noc 
b;caufe of their poverty ; that perfons of great ranck and quality, as foms La 
dies are admitted to their Churches, in a more favourable way, and not after 
the ordinary manner, and that one Lady at ieaft (though no member of any In 
dependent Church but of a Presbyteriall)hath been admitted to the Lords Sup 
per among them, and her child was to have been baptized by an Independent 
MinLfter, but chat it died the very day appointed for the baptizing of it; thac 
in one of the Independent Churches here in London t a rich widow who was 
there a member, refuted to give her confent to one in way of marriage fwhom 
ocherwife me liked and entertainedj till heeyeelded to fettle twenty pounds a 
yeer upon her Independent Minifter during his life; and laftly, that fome of the 
Independent Miniflers have from fome one of their members, 20, 30. li.or bes 
ter per annum j and a Minifter is named who hath fifcy five pounds yeerly from 
three members of his Church, forty pounds from two, and fifteen pounds from 
a third. 

the Sp itle about the Immortality of the fittlbyfome Avabap- 
tijir, of Lam 3 Bittee, and others on the day ofpublik* 1 kan^gtving for 
Dartmouths being given up into the bands of tbt Parliament, 

MY Lord Ma) or hearing of a great concourfe of people that were to 
meet upon fuch a bufinefle,having a refpeft to the pease and good govern 
ment of this City, fent two of the Marflials men to Lam to the Spitle, where 
they were met to difpute, but had not yet begun, who told Lam that my Lord 
Major had tent them to him to forbid him or them to difpute as upon this day ; 
Lam anfwered the Officers he would go up and acquaint the brethren, which 
he did, (landing in a place like a desk above the people ac one end of the room, 
and Battee at the other : The firft thing that Lum (pake of, was , that my Lord 
Major had (ent to forbid their meeting, or rather to deiire them not to difpute 
as upon this day; Battee flood up and faid that Mr. Major was a limb of Anti- 
chrih^andthathewas a perfecutorof the brethren, and that he did queftion 
what power or authority he had to forbid them; he was fare the Parliament 
gave him no fuch power, but gave them liberty to ufe their confciences, and 
for his part he durft undertake to make it good to Matter Major (calling my 
Lord Major in a moft bate and fcornfull manner Matter Major. ) One Ovcrton 
that was to be the Moderatour on TSattees fide, flood up and faid, Brother Lam, 
had P*/done well if he had defilted from preaching in the name of Jefas if he 
had been commanded by the High-Priefts to forbear, had he done well or not ? 
Lam anfwered ns; whereupon Overton replied in a moft fcornfull proud man 


and Pra&ifef of the Se&aries. 1 5 

ner, nor ought we to obey Matter Major; and thus did thefe men argue the 
power of my Lord Major for an houres fpace ; but at the laft t hey came to ftate 
the. queftion, and fall to their difpute 5 the queftion was, That God made man, 
and every part of man of the duft of the earth ;and therefore man, and every 
partofmanmuftreturne to the duft again, which Battee could not prove, nor 
could Lam well tell how to anfwer, but both of them ran off from Scriprure 
to Scripture, never clearing any one thing to the people ; and when they had 
rambled a long time, that they could neither of them tell what to fay, then one 
or other flood up,and (aid, Brother L <*>, or Brother Ban ee, leave this point to 
the confideration of the Brethren, and take up fome other 5 afcer thefe two had 
(pent foure or five houres in this confufion, they fat down and refted, and then 
ftands up one Mellijha. Cobler, and Lwfon a Schoolmafter, both Anabaptifts, 
and to work they went as their Brethren before : Law/on c*lhtoMellift>, and 
faith to him, Brother cfl/tf/tf/fc, fpeak either Categorically or Hypothetically; 
IMellifh anfwered Latvfin, that he fpake now to him in an unknown tongue, and 
prayed him to explain himfelf; Larvfon toldtJWellifi that he was not fit to dif- 
puteifhe knew not the meaning of thefe words; Mfttifo replied thatifhee 
fhouldftand up and tell the people that the Moon was made of green Cheele, 
he did not queftion but (bme would be of his mind. 

This Relation was given me under the hand of a godly honeft Citizen, 
who was an eare and eye witnefle of all the faid paffages, who alfb named to me 
other persons that were prefent, and he delivered me this Relation in writing 
before two fufficient witneffes, and declared hi mfelf ready to make proof of 
this before Authority when ever he fhould be called. 

This following Relation was fent to a godly and able Minifter of this City, 
fone who hath a Paftorall charge in London) and this Minifter delivered me the 
Originall writing, which to a tittle I here let down. 

Reverend, and much resetted, 

IDefireyou pardon my boldnefle in imparting to you that which hath lately 
befaln me : I was in the company of fome Aminomians that were very im 
portunate with me to forfake your teaching, and come among them and harken 
to their Preachers, and they prevailed with mefofarre, that I gave them my 
promiie to hear their Preachers 5 but the night following,! had fuch a terrible 
dream which made me break my promife with them ; for I dreamed that the 
Divell would have pulled me out of the bed, and carried me away with him- 
then I cried out in my deep foloud, that I waked them that were in the Cham- 
b6r,Lord Jefus help me,Lord Jefus help me- then me thought the power of God 
came on my right hand, and refcued me from Satan : This J take for a warning 


1 6 A farther Discovery of the Err our t 

from God to avoid their fociety and for which I defire that thanks be ren- 
died to God in this Congregation which I ufe to frequent. 

There is one M fter Mills a Common-Councell man, the City Brick ler, 
who hach related it to many,as a thing ruoft certain, ihat an old acquaintance 
and friend of his, an old Papift knowing well all Papifts, faid to Matter Mittf 
that now there were but two Sefts or fides in England, the Presbyterians and 
the Independents , unto which Mafter Mills objected, how can that be ? /eeing 
there are many Papifts ; this Papift replied, that to his knowledge all the Pa- 
pills in ^England were Independents ; and this Papift further added, that this 
Liberty of Confcience and Toleration for all men to enjoy their Religion, was 
a blefled thing, and the happieft thing that ever was found out , or words to 
that pur pole. 

There is a Senary living neer the Spitk, a great follower of Mafter RandslI, 
who did offer to fell his Bible, and being asked why he would fell ic, and what 
he would do for a Bible, anfwered, hecould make as good a Book himfelf. 
Some Sectaries do commonly affirme they are not to beleeve the Scriptures 
further then their own Reafon doth perfwade them of the truth of them, and 
that the Scriptures are no more the Word of God then the words any man 
fpeaks are ; becaufe he could not fpeak thofe words but by a power from God. 

it hath been told me from good hands, that there are a company of perfons 
about London, who meet weekly to reafbn and objeft againft the Scriptures 5 
their meetings were about the Spitle, andfince in Hottnfditch, and now they 
Jhift places for feare they mould be difcovered, and furprifed 5 it were good 
that Authority would look into it, to finde them out ; I mall be ready to name 
the men from whom I have had fuch information, 

I have been informed lately by divers honeft men, that in Nortkamptotz-(hit& 
fomeofthe Souldiers who are Seclaries, and arc of that part of the Army 
which came out of the Weft, and belong to that Army in the Weft, have come 
into the Parifti Churches^ and put by the godly Minifters who mould preach, 
and by force againft the will of the Minifters and people, have fet up Cap- 
tainesj and others of the Souldiers to preach in their Pulpits^ and to vent their 
Fancies and Errours. 

jHtf true Copie of a Letter written to me from a worthy and godly Afinifter in 
Suffblk,* tt the name, and by the confent and agreement of other Minifters 
of the County at a meeting of theirs, and fent up by the hands of a 
godly Minifttr in thofe parts jpbo delivered it tome. 

WoitLj Sir, 

Y Our Brethren in thefe parts defire to praife God for you, andforthat 
courage he hath given you to encounter, and publikely to oppofe the 


and Vravtices of the Stftariet. 1 7 

Sectaries of thefc dayes. God make you as Attguftine, Mjlleum Htreticorttm. 
Sir,this Bearer,a Minilkr, an honeft neighbour of mine will make a true Rela 
tion to you of fomeof the late pranks of fbme Se&aries onboth fides of us. 
One is of Osttt the Anabaprift (whom your G^ngr^na takes notice of ) tbac 
after one of his private Exorcifes amongft the weaker veflels,one Wtdts wife of 
Stifttd m EjjfXyfeemed to be (o affcfted with him, that fhe faid Ihe would never 
hearMinifter again: and it may be God intends to make her as good as her 
word; forupon f^, this (he was taken mad, and remaines ina (addiftra&ed 
condition ; and her husband tent to Matter Btacfyby, and Mailer Fatrcbtb(out 
gcdly neighbours):o pray for her.This, one RedgmH an honeft man making re 
port orjwas asked if he were not atOates his Exercife; heanfwcred no ; then it 
was demanded,was not your wife there ? He anfwered, if he fhould deny that, 
be (hould iin againft God,and tell a lie,fof <hc(hefaid) waschere>but Was never 
welUince. This Bearer can likewife tell yoa fomewhat ofMafter Arcbtr of 
Hdftfd. AirjcfoneLd77c/?erof Bwy a fedler, and of his opening the whole 
Book of Ezra at a private mseting,inftecd of opening his pack 5 and of the pfay- 
er that followed his Exercife, &c. Of M alter rr; alfo, &:c. It would be loft 
labour for me to make a further Relation by \vritingofthefethings, feeing 
you (hall receive the truth more fully byword of mouth, and by afaithiull 
Relator : I have no more to fry at this time , but tha: I heartily pray for you, 
that Gjd preierve , direft and guid you, and make you more and more fer- 
viceableto him and his Church, in your generation, and to let you know- 
that I am 

jf</*r fMtbfaBfnind and Broths* 
From Clare in Sufrolk Afjrcb 30, 1 646. 

Upon conference wit i the Minifter who brought up this Letter, he related 
thefe following paflages to me, and I writ them prefently as he fpake them. 

Matter Er bury (one of thofe Sectaries (poken of at large in G^wgr^n^^. 
and no.) coming lately to Bury mSttffil^nd there exercifing in private, he 
delivered divers erroneous things, andatlaft went Co high, as to deny that 
JefusChrift g^wis God,and that he was as much God as ever Jefus Chrift 
was, or mould be. / 

One Lmcefter in a private meeting at Bry, condemned all the Mkiiftersef 
Englarjd{oT\[\Q Sjnbjffats and Tob uhs of this timc,that hindered the building 
of the Temple^ refembling hlmfelf, and the Sectaries to thofe who would build 
the Temple, but it was withftood by the Mkrifters, whohindredit: At that 
meeting there was a plain godly man, a (olid old Chriftian ofMafter Fairclotht 
congregation who oppofed him, and God was ib mightily with Mm, thatic 

D turned 

A further Discover y of the Errourt 

turned to che (hame and reproach of i his Lar.cefer ., and thole who adhered 
to him. 

Matter -Archer of ffj/jleed, fa Independent, a man who hath preached much 
againft our Miniflers and Tyihs 5 at the fame time, or thereabout^ when net 
preached foagainftTythSjUfed meanes to procure tohimfelfa great Living in 
Effex y of two hundred pounds per annum, andcamc to fome Gentlemen of the 
Country for their hands to further the getting of that Living. 

An Extraft oj a Letter fent me from a rro tbj 4nd godly Mimflcr out of the Country* 


Y Our laft together with the Book, I received. Imuft confefle whenlfirft 
(aw your Title, Ifaiditwas noneoftho&dtflM GellitM calls lllecebrai ad 
I>gendum 3 &c. For what is a Gangrene but an abundance of corrupted bloud 
inflamedj&c. and yet for your fake I not run but read over the text, and found 
it every way anfwerable: And that you were indeed the Matter ofthatArr, 
which(appointing the cure according to the caufe)wifely prefcribes cutting and 
flafhing/carificationsjwafliings, not only v; ich mulfum or water, but Vineger 
and Saltjffg#ew/#/fl E/^/f^rww, burning Trockiik&s, Arftnicon fublimatum^ and 
much more then you have yet appliedjConfidering not only the creeping of this 
Canker, but that danger the whole body is in ofnolefle then that Sphacdus of 
Atheifme, which not only good and godly Matter Gveenbam y but old Biftop 
3* Lakf himfelfe long (ince prophefied would moft probably over-runne 
shis Realm, rather then Papifme ^ And why then ftiould any fpeak of a Tokra- 
tion, except a toflmdofotiM quam tolerando. Ohflafrincipils^c. is one of the 
beff Aphorifhisofallthe fons both of Hippocrates and Galen that I know. Tis 
fad,very fad to fee our Anglia (as Spihtenfa complains ofhis Rome] turned 5r> 
to AfrKa t new monfter&every day, fuch horrid blasphemies, intolerable wick- 
ednefles, Sic. Shall Vipers ftill be fufferedto eate up the very bowels of their 
mother > I could tell you many a fad ftory of (brae that preach.pray,and prare^ 
wha-t not > Independents all,yeaand Scholars,nay Minifters,yet not bv Ordina 
tion. The people they fay make Minifters, quoting .2^33. /. 2. The Scrip 
tures fey they areobfcure, no AflemblieSjSynods5nor general! Councellsmore 
likely to teach the truth then the Sariftuaryaparticular Congregatior, &c. 
Thefe words were ufed praying for England. bhffed Godjcve have often already 

frayed in thy Sons name 5 now let w pray unto theefor thy Son cloth tb^tt 

tllhi* enemies with fhtme, but, &c. Anufuall firain in their prayers, is as fol- 
Cod w<wldpardon tbs Refomed Cburchet their great prepbanation of 


and Brattices of the Sectaries. 19 

__ - t -- - -- - , -- 

tlxLordi d*y ;and why is thisufed bat to make them odious ? Another (train, 
Who b<*t h gained ? Who b*tb given you fi many mftoms^ but the Independents ? 
Liberty of Confcience Lord,&c. tnd all in ottr own Kingdom. The Milknu y con 
ceit is the common fubj <. ft of Sermons } and a Church on earth without fb much 
ftCr ds an Hypocrite. Publike thanks was given to Godfor that tb< London 
^petition for fettling &c. techno better. Athcufand fuch, and other pafiages of 
no fmail note,you may hear if you plsafe but to vilh your friends in thefe pans, 
whofe very fouls are Ib vexed 3 that I for my part am refolved (if it may bej to 
burie my felf at my ftudy, and Itirre as little as I can to hear or fee fiich, or the 
like aborainations. And where now is Sodom, as fbme of their Brethren call d 
old- Enghnd when they wenc off our (horcto (ea ufing thatexpn.fTion././rm e//, 
farwell Sodom, &c. And what are they but shell- Builders who fe tongues are fo 
divided, that I doubt not of the downfall of theic Babylon, which by interpre 
tation faith Origen , fignifies that confufion Chriftians (hould out of. Cou 
rage friend, let Divels that mutt be difpofcft, cry out , we torment them before 
their time. If ever the jcfuite will be at the hight, I fuppofehe is very neer 
now ; who fay no more but fecurity if any thing will flay us, which God for 
bid. Thus with beft falutes I reft,though in haitc yet heartily 

O 1646* Tours 

#>;&!& ^gfcgfcSfetf&tffc 
^^^t ^^S^^?^^^^*^^ 

*i* *& *** $* ** *S <Kf* MA 

A Juftification and Vindication of the truth of the m oft 
materiall Paflages related in the Book entituled 

Gangrjnafiom thofe exceptions made againft them 
in three late Pamphlets emltu]ed,Groaneffor liberty 
A ffhijptr in the Eare, Cfetenfif, alias 
Matter Goodwin. 

Shall take them in order, and begin with Mr Safttnarft-, who 
firft apeared in Print : As for Matter Sjltmarjb he doth not fo 
much as offer to difprove any one peece of matter offa& 
throughout my whole Book, excepting t hat only of a woman 
Preacher at Brajleed in Kent t of which he affirmes that tis 
known to all in that place to be a meer untruth Vid. M.SJ//. f. zg. 
Now for the prelem, I Reply as followes (referving the greateft part I have 

D 2 to 

20 A further Discovery of the Err our f 

to fay till my full and particular Reply to Mr SalunirfbznS his fdlowes (hall 
come forth) that as us a ftrange bold allsrtion to affirm not only forhimfelfjbuc 
for all che Parifn, that they know Ms a mcer untruth(vvhich implies thus much, 
that MtSattmjrfbdocs not only aiTuredly know all things that all the women 
intheParifhdj, but all what ever che whole Town of Ttrafteed knowes for 
elfe how can he (ay fo of all the women, and all the inhabitants of chat place ?) 
16 c tis an untrue adertion; for fome who live at Brafleed do not know it to be an 
untruth, but beleeve it to be a truth ; forone Mr^wuf/yagodlyableMinifter 
who lives at ~Br.ifieel> in a Gentlemans houfe, and hath lived there this two 
years, told me very confidently this Pvelation ofa woman in theprefence of two 
Minifter 5 ; befides two other Inhabitants of the Town who have lived longer 
in Brafteed then Matter Sjkmirflj, affirme the fame; and three godly Minifies 
living neer to "Brafteed, have told me alfb there is fiich a woman, of whom this 
is commonly {poken ; and a Citizen i n Londcn an honeft man having fbme re 
lation to Bfajiee 1, and knowing the place, tels me there is fuch a woman, as is 
reported by many of BraflecJto be a preaching woman ; and he coming lately 
out of Kent} told me that upon the way meeting with a Gentleman of the 
Committee, whodifcourfmg of Mr 5^/wrfrj&jdenyJDg there was any fuch 
woman in Srajieed^ and was fpeaking againft my Book, this Citizen replyed, 
hcbeleevedicto be true, and offered to lay a twenty {hilling peece that there 
wasiuchawoman, but the Gentleman durftnot; and befides all this the Mi- 
nifter who firft told me, having lately been written unto about ic,in a Letter by 
way of anfwer ftands to that Pvelathm which is laid down in Gwgrtna. But of 

ofth C na me oftb CW oman,hcr this in J ful1 a " d Particular * Reply the Reader 
meeting*, with other particulars fhall receive more large fatisfact on j only for prefent 
from what I have nowfaid (though there be much 
more behind^)! leave to the confideration of any judiciousand unprejudiced 
Reader whether I hid not ground enough to writ as I did, and whether there 
be not more reafbn to beleeve fo many affirmative witnefies then 
one negative, who may not know all thats done in Brafteed; ( for fuch a 
dung may be , and he never the wi(er) befides Matter Salttnarfh being a 
Se&ary is a party, and his teftimony is by me proved to be falfe, in aftirming all 
in that place know it to be a meer untruth, whereas the contrary is the truths, 
divers living in that Town relating the ftory of a woman Preacher there* 

All that Matter Walwyn the Marchant either in his Pamphlets entituled A 
wliffier in tit Eare of Mafter Thomas Edtvardf, or a word more to Mailer Tko* 
mas Ed&ardfyhbouis to difprove in matter of faft contained in my Book end- 
tuled Gmgr&m> is, that I have wronged rum^nd falfifiedin faying Mr Walxyn 

alfoin roy r\elanonof < Mr^ - 

6 bum 

And Praftjces of the Sectaries. 2 1 

,tbe informations given unto me of both of them being fuch as if they had 
been made a purpofe to fhame me to all the wcrld. 

Now by way of Reply ,firp- concerning MrJfj/jrj;! himf-If, lam confident 
that every judicious Reader,who hath but read Mr fTalvcyns Pamphlets, out of 
them will acquit me, thac I have (aid nothing of him but truth, he being out of 
his owne mouth and writings condemned for a dangerotu man 3 a Seek*", md * 
jirongbezd&s many who knew him not before,from reading his Pamphlets,have 
to!dme,that he hath juflified to the world what I have faid of him ; but I (hall 
at large make good this againft the man in my full Reply to him- and his fel- 
Jowes/ollowing him from place to place,from perfbnto perfbn with whom he 
hath converfed, and from one thing to another that he hath had his hand in; 
wherein I mall lay him open to the world, and prove him to be a dangerous 
man,yea a defperate dangerous m2n 3 a Seeker and Libertine, a man ofal Pveligi- 
ons 5 p!eading tor all;^nd yet what Religion he is of no man can rel; A man of an 
equivocating Jefuitical fpirit, being full of mental refervations,& equivications 
as appears by the fcnfe he harh put upon the * National! Cove- A word more to 
nant;there being hardly any Jeftirc could have put a moreequivc- Maft " w-^. 
calf interpretation upon the Coven anr,then hlmfelf: And I defire the Reader to 
obferve what I now fay of M. Walrvyn : Since his fir ft Book came forth againft 
me,T have enquired and fpoken with miny honeft godly men about lA.Walacyn, 
who know him well ; and all of them 1 with one content and voyce ( though I 
have enquired of them apart, concerning him, and the men know not one ano-* 
tiler) yet all agree chatMr ^^Aryrffe a dangerous man, and a defperate man. 
Forprefent* ~" ff " lf J " -- 


fie as roach : The firft was given me in writing, Mmb 30.^1 6)6. fubfcribed by 
the hand of him who brought it to me, and delivered to me in the prcftnce 
of two godly Citizens as his hand, arid that which he would maintain to be 
truth,and produce other witneffes for the proof of it, when he mould be call d 
by Authority ; and tis as follower. 

Inprimif, That Mr Walivjn did fay it was a fin to pray for the King, and 

* that it would lie as a fin upon the Preifto fo to cKlude the people *,arid th^t he 
did admire at our Preifts that thfy fhoafd fland bau!ing atid prying 

c for the King , that God would turn his heart, and fty of him that he^ was, the 

* anoynted of God. And he faid they were glad to doe it^namely theMiriih^rs) 
ijscaufe if the King maintain them in their way, they would cry him up to the 
people: And W./^/n^ being asked how we (hot Id per forme theCovdmmt 
we fiad taken to maintain the* Kings nbnotirj he ^fafdhercmembrerfnoradri 

D 3 ,clau!e 

22 A further Difcovery of the Errovrf 

chute in the Covenant : And further he iaid,ihac he did much admire at the 
fimpiidtyirutwasin the hearts of the people, that they ftould fuffer them- 
6 /dves to be Governed by a King, and that under fuch a government the King- 
dome could notbs fafe: tie being asked what he thought of Mr MarjbaM 9 
( M.Ga!amj 3 M SsdgwicI^ and other gcdly Minifters; he anfwered and faid they 
were a company of Moumebancks, and that they kept che people in igno- 
e ranee and blindnefie, and that they preached nothing but what we know al- 
e ready, and that he knew no Scriptures for them to be Preachers more then o- 
c ther men, as he named Shoemakers,Coblers,Weavers,or Sopeboylers,and the 
like;ab(blurely fpeaking againft all Congregations and Minifters, and that if 
c their Tychs were taken from them, they would foon leave their trade ; and 
* /aid that the Apoftles were tradefmeiij and were not chargeable to the bre- 
thren j He further faid that our Minifters might go and preach the Go (pel to 
c the Turks and Heathens,and not to ftand prating here,for as he faid before, we 

* knew enough already. I asked him who mould preach to the people,and how 
they mould be maintained^ they would have them have nothing? he anfwered 
c he knew no Minifters that ought to be fnaintained,but that every man that had 
gifts might be a Minifter, and uie the liberty of his Confcieacejand he (pake in 
the behalf of PattlEeft for his Blaiphemy^fayingjthatif we could not convince 
his Con(cience,we oughc not to punifti his body. Touching the Rebellion in 
obferve to what this pretended 0^ Ireland, M.Walwjnfaid, the Irifh did no more 

liberty of Confcience Brings men, but what WC Would have done Our felveS. if it had 
namelf, to plead rorTrealon,Re- { , r . . . . rt , . , _ I./T 

beiiion., and all kind of wick, been our cafe ; and (aid, What had the Englilh to do 
cdncffe - in their Kingdomc > and that they were a better na- 

c cured people then we, and faid, why fliould not they enjoy the liberty of 
their Con (ciences? I told hinuhatit was a lad thing to lee how we are divi- 
ded, Come women would not pray with their husbands, and fome not fit at ta- 
ble when they gave thanks for the creatures ; and (ervants would not /oyne in 
e prayers with their Matters , nor heare them repeat the Sermons, and that 
many of them have caft off all duties in their families; he juftified them allin 

* what they did, and faid, they could give a Reafonfor it, and that it was their 

* Confcience that led them to it, and therefore they ought not to be blamed. 

e All this I do averre to be truth,and will maintain if, and can bring others to 
c witnefle the fame, and have fet to my hand. T. ( 

i" k --vj i<a r ji. ijcr * 

Thefecond was told me Lftfarcb 29. by a Common-Councell-man of the 

City of London^, godly underftanding andaftive man, who related tome both 
the place where it was fpoken, and the names of foine other Citizen?, who 
were prefent, and heard it as well as himfelf s and the Relation is as folio wes. 


There being a meeting at a Tavern of fome wel-aftecled Citizens to confi- 
c der of fome things in reference to the publick, as they were fitting by the fire 
(before they began to fall on the bufinefl e they met for) \Mwal-wyn fpake of 
c the Trinity in fuch a ftrange manner,and fo flightly,that all the company was 
f troubled at it, and they brake off and departed without doing any thing of 
1 that they came for. 

Now M. watoyn, I dare appeal to any indifferent Reader, whether I have 
injured you in giving barely a brief note or touch upon you,faying, y(.W*ihvyn, 
a dangeroiu man and a Seeker ; or rather whether I did not much befriend you 
to fay fo little of you,when as you deferved I fhould have made a long relation 
pf you and your wayes,as well as of Hich, Web, CUrkfbn, brighter, and many 
others. But what may be the true reafon that M.Wal-fvyn was fo touchie upon 
the * naming of him in a wordortwo,asto make a Book,and bring GM^HM^ 
himfelf upon the Stage? I fuppofe that befide his pride,and the (how- t*s> >2. 
ing of his parts, it was to engratiate and endear himfelf to all the Seclarics,by 
appearing and writing againil a man fo hatefull to them as M. Edwards is, and 
fpecially at this time,wnting* once and again . lhjt , th e m3 i n f tl s^ fbothhisP, m - 
for the came of Liberty or Conlcience, that fo phim.- JL wvftn ;* the tar, and,^ wv/w 
being taken notice of for aftrong headend true """ to Mft Edwirds - 
to the generall libertie of all Seels ; fome or other of the Independents mi<*ht 
get him a Burgefs place,and bring him in to be a Member of the Houfe of Conv 
mons : I am of the opinion he aimed at that, knowing that firmvc/l was clear- 
ing,and many places there wanted Burgefles ; and do beleeve,if a man could fee 
the Lift of thofe who are prickt for Cornmell by the Independent party, hee 
would find M.Wdlnvyns name in ; and I am of the mind,if M.Peters were asked, 
and would tell truly, it would be found tAwufajn and Lieuc.Col. Lilhurn are 
committed to his care for Corn-well, and that he muft preach at their election ; 
and befides all other reafons I have to think fo,this is one,that both M.iVal-svyn 
and M.Lilbtirn were by fome named,und voices laboured to be made for them. 
to have had them Burgefles ofSoMttrwarkj I have fpoken with two godly men 
of the Burrow , who were once or twice at a meeting about the buiineUe of 
MjVtilwyns being propounded for a Burgefle in .5W//w^,who then oppofed 
it, as hearing from many hunds,that he was a dangerous man, and a Seeker, yea 
worfc. As for M.JF*//7 faying my informations of M. Lilhurn to his know 
ledge are fuch as if they had been made of puipofe to frame mee to all the 
world : I reply, had hee inftanced in any one particular,! would have given a 
particular fatisfadory anfwer : But it may be M. Wnlrvyn means that which 
Cretcnfis particularizes in ^.48. of play ing at Cards, that tis falfe that M.Z/7- 
bwrn is a player at, Cards, and that hee procefts hee never plaid a game at Curds 


24, A further Discovery of the Errourt 

fence his coming to London ; Now I defire to ask Cretenfis, M. Walvpyn, M. Lit- 
^r#,what they meanbyy?w<? hi* coming to London, whether the firft time of his 
coming to Lond:n when hee came a youth to be here an Apprentice (as many 
may take the words)? or fince his laft coming to London out of the Army 
abour twelve moneths ago ? or coming to London after fome journey two or 
three months ago ? or which of the times he means fince his coming to London: 
Now if he fpeak and mean of the rlrft, that hee hath not plaid at Cards never 
fince his coming to London when hee was a youth, I can prove that is falfeby 
good wttnefles,and I know M.Zj/#r# will confefle he hath plaid at Cards fince 
thefe warres : I can for a need tell him where,and when,and produce witnefles, 
but that needs not ; Mr. Lilhurn (on the 17. day of Mi.rch laft) confeflfed to a. 
Citi/,en,though he had not played at Cards fince his coming to L Wo(keeping 
himfelf under that equivocation) yet he plaid at Cards feverall times in * Ox- 

When he W3S pr.Toner there, being fi^ : BllC if he mean finC his laft COHling tO London, 

taken by the when they which may be few months,or a few weeks ago, (nei 
ther do I know how often U.Lilburn may make jour- 

neycs,and return again to London.} that no whit infringes the truth of my Re 
lation concerning him ; for I did not fay he plaid at Cards this month or two ; 
but if he have often plaid at Cards fince hee was a great Seclary, and a ftickler 
againft the Presbyterians and the Reformed Churches within this yeer,two, or 
three of the conteftation againft the Presbyterian Government, that makes 
good what I have faid of him ; and in common acception that man may be 
truely faid, and is fo called to be one who is a player at Cards, that yet playes 
not every week nor month (not having opportunities, nor his many occafions 
at fome times permitting him) but only once a yeer, at the ordinary time of 
playing at Cards, and when he is at leifure, and meets with company for it : 
Now if Lieutenant Col. Lilhttrn would play often at Cards when he was pri- 
.foner in Oxfird m his affliction, and among the Cavaliers, the enemies of Re- 
formation,(both which are great aggravations of the facl ; for, if a be af- 
j?jW/aith Saint fames, let him pray, not play at Cards ; and a man among e- 
nemies, and thofe who hate Reformation and ftriclneiTc, had need walk more 
circumfpeclly, and be moreexaclbecaufeofthe reproach of the enemy, and 
who no queftion from thence took occafion both to ftrengthen themfelves in 
their loofe walking, and to fpeak evill of the wayesof God) I know no reafoti 
but a man may without breach of charity judge he will play at Cards now he is 
at liberty,and among his brethren the Sectaries. And fb much for the prefenr 
,by way of Reply to M. Watoyn. 

Reply to crc- As for Cretenfis the Cretlan, alias Mr. Goodwfo, hee is a man who 
*0;*v. expreflfes fo much pride, arroffancie,malice,wrath ? jcaring, and fcof- 

and Vrafticet of the Seffdrkf. 2 5 

ring not only at me and my Books , and Tome few famhfuil Miniftersand 
femntsofGod, butagainft all Presbyterian* Afimbkd or not dffimbkdin Eng- 
land^cotlandjFrance and IrelandjComiug forth juft like Goliab,rai- cretenfi, 
ling and defying tie armitf rftbe living G^/,that I have much ado to P-8- " 
keep my felfe from anfwei ing him according to hisfolly, and beating him whh 
his own weapon, Difficile eftSMyramnonfcriberr, and my indignation to fee the 
un.vorthineflF: and mfolencie of the man much provokes me. Bud confider 
whatbecomes me as a Mlnifterofthe Gof^el todoinfuchacafr, rather then 
what he hath dc-ferved^ and therefore mall pafle by his railings, and fcoff?^ not 
rendring tvittfor a ;//, or raiiingfor railing^ but c0ntrarivpi(e bkjjing, ^wmwg that I 
am tbtreunto cjL ed : And inftead of railing and vilifying Mifter Goodarin, I will 
a little expoftulare with him ; M-Grtdrei*, will you never leave your (coffing 
and (corning, your reviling and reproaching of all men, lUimng your pages 
with great (welling words, and filling whole leaves with nothing but jeers and 
multitude of fix: footed word^ infteadof Fveafons and Arguments? will you by 
all your writings and preachings make good that Title whichby way of re 
proach was firft given to you, aamely , The great R .d Drjgua ofCoktnan-fti-eet ? 
will you Q$l\j}iH.*J a Dragon , and Dragon like flic fiercely in the faces of all, 
fpicting yourpoyfon and venom-e againft all, calling fire-brands every where ? 
will you alwaycs ufe your mouth to frej/^great tbingi *nd blafthimief, anetopex 
yoHT iJtc.utb in bljfybemy againft Gvdfiu name and iif Tsbtrruclt, as you have done 
in your Books ofControverfie? will you never learn to be meek andlowly,to 
deny your fnffion, fpcak as v a Lamb, and repent of your deeds ? lee me tell you, 
that if you belong toGod, rhis rpintofycurs 5 and the xvay of managing things 
in your Books of M.S. Tbeotnacbia^ Anfwers to Mr Pryr.m, Crttwfis will coft 
you dear,and you will be ftved a? by fire. For my part inftead of reproaching 
and fcofh ng you("t hough not fir want of matter, Crsitnjts being a very fruitful! 
iabjcft for a mm to exerdfehis wit upon)all I wiif docichcr in this brief, or in 
my full and large R.eply fhall be to draw to one head all the Errours and ftrange 
xvayes Crctenjii holds and hath walked in, by which if (God wil) he may be a- 
fharued and truly rmmb!ed,and his (pirit Gved in the day of Chrin\or however, 
that godly \veakChriftiansmay know him as a dangerous erroneous manjand 
^voidhim: All I will fry now (referving pafttcular?, and the proofs of them 
til! my full Pveply) mall be this, that Cretcnfis hath an heretical! wit,and holds 
rrran/ wicked opinions, befnganHermorphradite and a compound ofanAr- 
rcinianjSociaianjI.ibcrtine, Anabaptift , &c.and inregardcffome ftrargj opi 
nions he h th held many yeai s,and others that in time he might fall umo( which 
in the Presbyterian way he could never en joy with quiet, nor h.ive liberty to 
propagate them): herefore he took fanftuary in Independency/alling from our 
Church, a id the Presbyter/ all GovernmentCwhich a little before the fiift fitt- 

E ing 

2 6 A further Difcomry of the Er tours 

ting of the Aflembly,, he held to be moft agreeable to the Word ofGod) unto 
the Independent way , as chat wherein he might with more faf cy enjoy his opi 
nions and left Cretevfo fhould fcore up this fora lye, as he hath done many 
truths ; which before I have done with him, I mail make apparent to all, I do 
here give the Reader a true Copie of a Narrative (em me from a godly humble 
learned Mirifter fubfcribsd with his own. hand, which fully proves. the matter 
I have now Ipoken of. 

^Narrative- oj ctnnm words uttered by Mr. John Goodwin AfmifteTof Coli ntatt* 
Jlreet) not long before the 4Jfemblyfate. 

THe faid Mr Goodwins judgement being confulted as concerning the 
poinc of Church-government : His Anfwer was to this effefythat in his 
judgement he approved of the Presbyterian government as being moft agree- 
* able to the Word ofGod, yet in fine added that he thought,that the way of Fn- 
pendency would better fuit and fie him in regard of fb me private and iingular 
*Tenents that he held. 

This Minifter fubfcribes his nanje at length under thefe foregoing lines and 
writes as followes. 

c Mafter Edwards let me requeft you not to bring my name upon the Stage 
;n Print to atteft this bufinelfe for divers reafbns beft known fo myfelf:! 
iay no moreferbumfat fapie:i, Tours in all offices of love. 

And therefore though in this, as in any other particulars, I fet not down the 
names in Print, yet am I far from forgery or lying, or thofe Ministers from be 
ing afraid to juftifie their Letters, as Cntenfit would infinuate to the Reader, 
pag.s.j. But I conceive the Reafons why this Minifier and many others,though 
they are^villing to witnefle truth,and to communicate their Intelligence about 
the Sec1:arie?,yet for the prefent do defire ro have their names concealed, i . Ee- 
caufethey live among many Sectaries and Independents, fome whereof b^ing 
an pjace both in Towns and Countries may do them no good offices, but may 
znuch moleft and trouble them j and therefore unlefle fbme great good might 
come by witnefiing publikely, which might councervaile their hazard, as Tup- 
preflingfi^* the Conventicles of the Sectaries, the fprcading of erroneous opi- 
ninons5and puniftiing fome of the Rabbles and Ring-leaders., they are unwill 
ing to venture thcmfelves by being brought upon the Stage in Print. 2. Be- 
caufe fome live in places where. part of our Armies lie,ormay come : Now ma 
ny fouldiers being Se&ar ies, and violent for their opinions,if they fhould meet 
with any Minifters named in print, giving me intelligence, it were as much as 
the fpoiling of them and their families ; and where are they that do or will fe*. 
cure them, from fuch violence?. there are 100 many examples of Minifters be- 

Prices of the Setfarie/. 2 7 

ingin danger,as M. Andrews was ; and therfore I deal plainly,! have been fpoken 
to by word of mouth, and fcnt unto from (bme Minifters in the Country not 
to name them in my Books, becaufe,if the Army, or fome parts of it come that 
way, they (ball be undone, vvhich is a Htisfying anlwer to all rationall men,for 
iny concealing their names, efpeciallytoall thofe who underftand the ftate 
of things, and obferve how powerfull the faftion cf the Scftari-rs is, 

Now before I come to give a particular Anfwer to the tnoft materiall Ob- 
jeftions made a gainft my Book,I ihall prernifethefe fixteen Obfervations upon 
Cretenfi, Or abriefe Anfiver, &c. which to every judicious and unprejudiced 
Reader will (I mike no queftion^) give a great deale of fuisfa&ion, and ferve 
for a precious Antidote againft the venom and rancor of the Crct un. 

O l jf. i . I d?fire the Reader to obferve the hand of God in leaving M.GW- 
mnfo to himfelf in ivriung this Pamphlet astofuffjr hisownpride 3 p-ifllon, 
rage and malice fofarto blind him, as to name his own Book ( and therein 
himfelf Offer//?.; ^giving himfclfrhe name of Lyar, as is manifefted by the Title 
of the Book Cietenfisflf a brief A ifrrer to an ttlcerottt T ifc &c. fb that Th> 
irief Anftvtr t<t an ulcerous Treatfi is Cretevfit , noc the Treatife publifli- 
ed by Mafter Edwards^ vvhich is made by Matter Goodwin contradiftinft to 
Crstenfit, fo that if M Goodwin underftands plain Englifii J common (enfejand 
kjiuvs bow te rangt hu Parts cfSpetcb in a Sentence.. &c.let him in his Rejoynder 
to my Reply deny it if he can^nd truly tis admirable (and I cannot but admire 
thewifdomeandgooinefleofGod wherein men deale proudly to be above 
themjthat this great Rabbi,and Seraphicall Doftor,who comes fi^j/ vidt ^g. 
forth like Goliah, challenging all the Presbyterians AljJcmWedor * o: f a z - a +- 
-not Affimlled, carrying himfelf with that difdain and fcorne towards me, juft as 
Goliah to little D</c/, filling up fome of his pages with (comings ofme, as than 
I cannot writ trueEngl.m, put the Nominative Cafe and Verb together, fpeak 
common fenfe^or giverhe Englifh fenfe of a Latin fentence, mould himfelf in 
the very firft words he writes prove hirofelffuch an Ignoramus both in the La 
tin and Engli&Vs togive himfelf thetitle of Notorious Ly- T ir. r n. n e c n . 
ar, name y, * Cretenfij y Or a brief Anftrcrjfrc. And as the man *" are "i** ** Ljars. 
doth it in the Frontifpicc of his Book,(b in the Book it felf, as inpag. 35?. where 
he would make me a lyar in that Relation ofCofens of Rocbejler; in the very en 
trance into it he (tumble?, givinghis own Relation the lye,as the Reader may 
p.Tceive by thefe words, Crefev/z/ fpeaking of what was reported to me that 
fofmt mould fay of Chrilt, fairh, let this be tbefirft lye in tbu Catat>guc,tbe min 
mvtr/Mk&toK he makes it a * lye that fcfias n=ver faid * rw.i, a i yc in c^nft. 
it : Now it this be a lye that Crefenfo never faid (b, then by the Cataio2ui,that Cofnt 
rule of contraries, nsa truth that he fpoke it- and however nwcrfiidit - 
Cretenff may nreane oth?rwife,ifih?manknew how to bringit out, yettne 

E 2 

28, Afnrtbtr Discovery of the Errourt 

beft that can be made of ic 5 is, that this great Cntick^ who for want of matter, 
falls upon my words,making me to IpeaK falls Engli(h,nonfenfe,and to be ignc- 
rant inputting the Nominative Cafe and Verb togtiher regularly in Ewg////&,is himfelf 
ever and anon tardy infalfe Englifli,nonfenfe, not putting the Nominative Cafe 
and Verb regularly together,of which I could give Cif I had no material! things 
againft Grctenfisjior nothing elfe to do but to pick ftraws)many inftances both 
in this and ether of his Books- but I will name only one, and that in this bun- 
He^ ofCofin: apealing to Cretenfis himfelf, where in this following fentence, 
Hir Relation here report: that cne Cofens of P\.ochefter in Kent, that Jefus (Shrift WM 
a Safljrd } is the Verb for the Nominative Caie ; and whether M, Gtodwin batb 
well ranged btfpartsfij Speech in this (snience, and put the Nominative fofe and 
Verb together regularly in English ? befides adde unto this what followes Hocpri- 
ntitmiLe! tbu bs tbsfirftlje in this Catalogite y the mm never f aid it : whether he hath 
foained.tbi flwBHn of a period according totbecemm(inrttlesof R.eafon > Cjrammar, 
and common fenfi $ but to put a period to this firit Gbfervation, let the Reader 
take notice that in the thing wherein the man hath finneci(his principall defigne 
being this by all his Art, flourishes and fallacies to rendermeaFaliifierandi 
Lyar to the world) in that God hath punidiedhim, fufFeringhim togivehim- 
felf the name of Crete vfa , alwaies Lyar, by which name he will be known and 
called as long as he lives, and after he is dead alf o. 

. Obf. 2. M. Cretenjtt Anfwer in the whole frame, drift, and in all the ftrains 
of it is fb carried (if not formally yet virtually and equivalemly) to juftifie and 
defend all the Herefie?, Blafphemies, Praftifes I have (poken againftj for what 
one of all the i So. Errours or Blafphemies is fpoken againft,difa vowed or con 
demned in Cretenfis An(vver,but rather all along throughout the Pamphlet^the 
ErrourSjHerefies^c. are flighted, made nothing of, put off with jears,(cofs, 
and great (welling words of vanity ; yea, in a fort denied,as if there were none 
foch 3 and in fine, both fret en ftt Conference and wanton wit are proftituted and 
fire tchcd upon tenter-hooks tofindeevafionsand tricks to bring offwithout 
Ibfle all forts of Sectaries and opinions; asfor inftance,Cre/e^ palliats and 
daubes with untempered morter, the Er rours, Herefies, Elafphemies 3 &c. with 
filch kind of devices as thefe following : Tkat he could make aVifavery cretenf,:, 
tfas many Erraxrs and Hcrefas together in me stone, and that the moft Or* P a s- 3- 
tbedox Presbyterian under Heaven (no nor Independent neither] errottrs not much be 
neath the like fate or nwnlef oferrturs and tniflakes oj Religion jtbat IK marvails how 
^W.Edwards conldftay bis fen atfoftnall a number at l$Q*andctid not advance to ten 

iboxfandtimes ttntboufand)&c. that if I wiU own the verdiEtofai learned avdin- 
genteout a fen M ever vprot ov my y?<&,(Greten pag,p.]I>M/? rekafe the better half of 

tbeprifoners, andinfleadofiSo. Errwrs andHercjies write dawn fourfcoreyand that 

for twenty ( Cretenf t pag,i I*) and tenoftbefe opiums wkicb lip AW impeached f 

And Praftices of the Sedaries. 2 9 

Errottrs and Here fie (and bt wiG not fay for fow many more^he cajls the glove to wbofo- 
cver will tal^it up to bring them off with the honour 0f/r&f/;;befides Cretenfif makes 
a fixfold deduction from the Catalogue of Errours and Herefies,( Cnttnfotg, 
$,) and pleades formerly,and in termwu for fome of ihe Errours;laftly alio he 
Co minces and extenuats the whole contents of my book, (Cretenf. p, r r, p. 20. 
liJTbat when all iht accvfid onetjhxtt have time and opportunity to flandfcrtb y and 
flead their innocency ,CCretcnCpag, 6.ybtre will be very little trutbfiwd remaining 
in any thing reported by me,ex^r in fuch things at are tranfgrejjiont againft no Law; 
and indeed the whole Anfwer is in one kind or othera continued pleading for 
Btal, and a calling Error Truth,and Darknefle Light. O the wretchednefle and 
wickednefle of Cr*fe/?whereas for thefe abominations of theErrour s,Herefies, 
Blafphemies of our times.,(known too well to all the Kingdome) he fliould have 
fat down aftonied ,mourning and iighing,rendinghis hearr 3 crying out,w/ bow 
els my bowels, lam pained at the heart; the man makes a (port and mock of them 
to make himfelf & the Independent fons of Jeroboam wliD are of his own con- 
ftitutlon merry with them,ufing alfo (everal Artifices 8c (ophiftications to dude 
the truth. A ndtho this be very fad that fuch a man as Cretenf*vj\\Q pretends to 
Co much Saintmip and holynefle (hould do thus.or indeed any man who hath buc 
the name of a Ohrittian, yet I cannot butobferve a good hand of God in this as 
well as in the former, thus to leave him as to flume him before all the world, 
many befide niy felf taking notice and Speaking of this in Cretcnf. how without 
alldiftin&ion he (peaks for, & moft mamefully excufes all kind of Errors, Here- 
iies,Bl*^phemies, Antitrimcarians 5 Arrian?, A.ntUcripturifts, &c.not finding any 
one Error or peribn throughout my book worthy to beblamed 5 but in this we 
find no It range thing,for that Scripture mult be fulfilled, As for fuch as turn ajide 
unto their crookfdwtyef, the Lord fball lead them forth with the, workers of iniquity* 
Olf. 3. Cretenfis throughout his whole Anfwer, without excepting any one 
man,makes at thofe erroneous perfons Saints fiitbfulfirvants ofGod,&c.\vhom 
I have mentioned in rayCatalogiie,and though moft of the inftances in my Re 
lations, w here I name per ions and infift fome what largely upon them, bcof 
moft dangerous men, & of men holding molt abominable horrid errors and blaf- 
phemous opi^ions^J^riter^ebbjCljrkfeffjHich^Ma^al/^c.jet doth notCrf- 
tenfit condemiij fpeak againft any one of them, or fcparate the vile from fuch as 
may be pretious among the lower fort ofiefts,but bundles them upamong the 
Saints, (peaking of the S cs i he S ts , whofe nakednes M. Einards being of Satans 
Councel,hath laid open,& fpread a table for Satan with the fhame and fbrrows 
of the Sai;its,fo that in Cretenfii Kalend^r (Cntenf.p.^.} AotitrinitarianSj Anti- 
fcripturifts, Arrians, Socinians, Perfeftifts 5 are canonized for S K as well as Inde- 
pendents 3 Brownifts 3 and Anabaptifts,and a min may find there S< 5^,S Wrigb* 
ir,S r Wtbbfi Hicb&Glarkfont&c. as well as S 1 Good* * and his Church; and no 

E 3 queftion 

go ^ further Bifiovery cftheErrottrs 

-queftion if Saint Be ft {hall fufrer by the Tar laments authority, for his damnable 
Herefies and Blaiphemics.heflia 1 ! be a Martyr too as well as a Saint in Cnunfa 
JCalenderjand be reckoned the Protomartyr of the Seftaries ; and in this the 
Header may obferve how Cretwf t (no queftion againft his own intention) whilft 
,the.main fcope ot hi? Pamphlet is to make Gang ana a lying book, confirms the 
ruth of many paflages related in it,namely the Independents holding with all 
other Seb,. nor dividing from them, pleading for them upon all occafions, 
; ftrengthnmg their handsjbringing them off from danger,&c- all which C f tef f* 
in m any pages of his book makes good, and though he had a fair occafion upon 
the coming out of Ganir&n i to have cafheired many out of their number(there 
beingfomany foul Seels and Seftaries difcovered) and can never come off 
with honour for not taking ir 3 yet tis evident Cretenfis wi lnotloofeanyone 
fort of Se&s or any one Sectary , but joyns them with himfelf and his own 
Church, the S*iatf 9 *btfiitkfii&:fcrv4iitt ofGod^nd fuch like. 

Ohf. 4. Cretenfis out of his pri Je,and in his rage cafts fii e- brans every where, 
abufing and having a fling at all he comes near,or takes an occafion to fpeakof, 
and that not only particular fingle perfons of approved integrity and abilities, 
cut whole focieties, as the Honourable Court of Common- Conncell,>.49. cal 
ling them Brethren in ;n:qttlty with me/or reprefenting in their Petition to the 
vide petition of tie Lord Major ^ Parliament, that there were* eleven meetings at 
SSrSff*!! % leaft ^ Seftaries in one Parift i 8 this City, yea and 
Jan. a*. all Presbyterians Aflembledand not Aflembkd . Had 

fijit only abu(ed and fcorned me, apoer weakjbMlefull ofdu^ that in bit 
account tyowes not borv to range Parts of Speech in afentence,nor to put the Nomina 
tive Cafe and perk together regularly in Englifa I could have born it, and pafled it 
by, as I have done many of the like kind; but who can without a check, fuflfer 
this proud man to flight and Icorn all kind of worthy men , as if all wifdome 
and understanding dwelt in him alone. 

) ^ v Cretenfis inleverall places oFhis Book abules Sctipture (bringing that 
in to ferve liis turn to make j^ ft 5 and feoffs upon me and others, as in jMg. 9. 1 5. 
&c. Tis a great iniquity in me (as Cretenfis would makeitj toabufe his Saints^ 
but no fault in himto make /efts upon the Scripture. 

Obf. 6. Cretenfts Pamphlet confifts of little elte but great fwelling words of 
vanity, /ears, fcofts, bitter reproaches, long- winded fentences, preambles, cir- 
cumlo:utions,and multitude of words without waight and matter, fo that if a 
manfubftratalhhele, what remains? certainly all the matter, reafon and 
ftrength of this Book may be writ in a gold Ring, and there will hardly be e- 
nough to fill a poor weal^ thimblefull ofduftps for example,what ado doth Crettnf, 
make,ipeaking over and over thelamethings,fpending whole pages and leaves 
upon that which he might have fpoken & antVered to in three or four linesjas 


and Pra&ifct of the Setfarkf. 

about bowling on dayes cfT hankfgiving.he runs out from pig. 28 to 3 6. and 
focarpsatthe word meeting 111/^.36,37. Now tis an evident figne the man 
could not find matter of exception inGangf. to workupon, thit he lo catches 
at words and phrafes; no man who is in his wits 3 and hath good employments, 
will fpend his time in picking offtrawes and catching flics. 

Obj. 7. Cntenfii if not formally and in (o many word?, yet vir.mlly doth ani 
mate and (Ur up the Se&aries to fall upon me,dealing by me in oppofing the er 
rors of the Se&arics, juft as the jefuits and Papifts do againft thole who write 
and preach againft their way 3 telling fome of their feduced followers, it will bo 
a meritorious work to kill (uch^a-d take them out of the way;and ifCreterff do 
not fb 3 what.mean thefe words/ , 1 9. And let Mr, Edwards knoir^ndlet hu corfci- 
met and compeers knorP 9 that rvbatjoevcr bcfljillftijfer, rvbetbtr from bit Sefljrief or 
ethers in tbit bkudy negotiation, bcfl) tllfuffir not at a Cbfifliat7 y .nor with Cbrift, but 
MaJIdalefattor audan ei/-^r.implying,thatifthe Seftariesmiilhief or kill me 
for my bcok tis but an aft againft a Malefa&or and an evill-doer. 

Obf. 8. Cretenfis takes upon him to fet out a Book which he cals an Anfwer 
to a Treatife lately publifhed by Mr. Edwards called Gangrvu, and yet in thi$ 
Anfwer * profefles that he hath nor read one quarter of the Book as yer,and 
* that he hath neither Icafiire nor opportunity to . Crcrenfi$ ^ a * Ifrflftfre t1tlly ilit 
iearch to the bottome, orlirt to the bran, all iindetrttdi*t<nutttrof tb t BOO^ 
thatthcman ftorieth ;.-r J5 a nd f,r aim in his ZW^t tt^ * , 

G*ngrna . NOW I think thsfearethe Only true ^ve neither tenure nor ofjif nunity t 

p^ffagesintheBook; for had CVrfw/f/ read the ^ ht * el * 
Book thorough , . and well laid to heart the Contents of it, and compared one 
thing with another which liay in my Bookjthiin he would never have writ 
ten fuch an Anfwer, nor belched out fuchun(avory pillages againft it; Ibe- 
leeve if Cretenfi, had read it thorough, there arc iuch fad and fencus paffages ii* 
many p^ces of the Book as would have awed his conference but in the mean 
time how well becoming fuch a learned deep Rabbi and wife man as Crjtenflf 
would be thought to be, tis to write an Anlwer to a Book, and to profcfle he 
never read one quarter of it, I leave tc all rational! men to judge,and to Cntcn- 
fs himfelf upon a review : I had thought Mafter frjodrwdt folly fpoken 
cf by many for giving his cenfure and judgment upon my -Autapoltgie before 
lie read it over (only dipping here andtherej would havy been a vrarning 
to other men. Matter Edwards && wea^ a poer tbimblefttU of duft as he is* 
not knowing according to Cn\tnfi\ Grammar, boa? to put the Nominative Cafe 
and Verb together, &c. would have been aftamed to have had io little wit oc 
reafon,as to make an Anfwer to a Book, and in that to declare to all the world 
he never read a fourth part of it } but I cannot but take notice of the good hand 
of Godin befooling Mr, Goodwin in this, as in many other patfages of his An 

52 A further Difcovsrj of the Srrourt 

fwer to caufc him to procUim thus his own fhame and folly to the world. 
Ohf. 9 GreatOe/ewj.adeepDivine.aTeacher or Teachers(is fome cry him up) 
the great lying Oracle of the Se&aries , yet further out his own Hiame 
and fo My in faying the far gwttfpart tftbc particulars dtte&td were obfen-ed by <?- 
thers, and prefented to bim. (Cfy&ttf.f.tyi) Is not this a ftrangeani new way of an- 
iwerin? Book - /or men to take up things upon triift from others , to go by an 
implicite faith, and not to fee with their own eyes, nor examine things them- 
felves, efpccially for a man upon things obferved by others, to make inch a 
mighty bufinc{Te,and to carry matters in fuch a fcornfull triumphing way pofi- 
tively charging a Book with lying forgery, &c, as Cntenfis doth? what if Cre- 
lenfis Saints 3 who obferved and prefentcd matters to him,(being parties^fhould 
out of weakneffe,in udicioufne{re, orpartialb.rTecl:ion,ifnot maliceand \vil- 
fulneffe miftakeand pervert myfayings, where is Cretenfes then ? I muft tell 
Cnt;nfis the poor weak. tbimbhfHhfduftJQ fcorned by him as not worthy to car-, 
ry his Books after him, doth not ufe to make Anfwersto Books without read 
ing one quarter of them,but before he fets forth Aniwer?, he reads them many 
times overpaying and corrparing one thing with another, neither takes he any 
thing upon truft from other mens obfervations which he writes as his own, or 
can come to fee wi h his own eyes. Shou d Mr. fLdrvjrds in wricing any of his 
Books,or in this laft have taken Cntenfit (light co j;fe, there s no queflion but 
before this time }At.drvards had heard after another manner, and in another 
way of his Books then he hath, efpecial!y of his Antapo}og;e and Gangr**** but 
the/>0 or rveal{tbimble/!li>ftJuft,ihat ^nawi noibow to range bit Parts of Spxchin a 
fentcnccj&c. hath more brain s in this then the btifhelfull of dirt, who thongh 
Cretenfii have more guts and garbage and be better bodied yet in the opinion of 
wife men will be thought to have lefife undemanding, and fewer brains in ex- 
preffing himfelf fo as he hath done. 

Obf. 10. All the materials and ground- works Cntenfis makes ufe ofanct goes 
upon in his Anfwer to difprove the truth of things related by me fas 
the Reader may obfervejare either the Teftimonies of the parties themfelves, 
as Ovtrio^Cofeni^Ki^n^Lilb^n^^.B:trroKgbs^c t (^\\ic\\ in their own cafe are 
little to be credited^and if according to C<-etenf.(p^2) rule it be no regular pre 
cede in Law 5 to ask my fellow whether I be a theif,then lure tis no good o; e to 
ask a mans felf if he be a theif J or doubtful dark Anfwers to matters of fat,that 
may be taken in divers fenfes jtift like the Anfwers of thelying OracleSj of w* 
there are many inftances,as in thatofL^/^r.playing atCards with many others, 
or elfe his witneflfcswil be found to beSedarieS;Anabaptifts, Apprentice boyes, 
or parties imerefted,or (iich l\ke-(Cretenf.p..].^ as for inftance in Mr. Ricrafts 
letter^vhereas my proofs of things will be found to be of another nature,mofl: 
of the greateft things laid down in my Catalogue known to my felf and many j 


and Prattifts of the Se&tries. 3 3 

many, the Books being extant to prove them, and molt of my witneffes will 
be found to be godly able Minifters , and other eminent, found, fubftantial 
Chriftian?, and the worft of them of more repute, more likely to know 
things they reported then the beft of yours (excepting Mr. Burrongbr, whom 
yet 1 (hall prove to have forgot himfelf in writing that Paper fet down by you 
Page 42.) befide, theperfons whom I had relations from, had no reafonto 
fpeak things out of partiality,prejudice, but only the naked truth, many thing? 
being related to others as well as to me ; befides, few of them who writ or 
related thefe matters, did them out of any defign againft the Sectaries, but 
only in a way of declaring, and bewailing to what pafle things were come ; 
and if toall thefe be added what Crctenfis himfelf grants, ^g* 26 oneaffir- 
mative teftimony is more valid in Law, then many negative, all that Mr. Good- 
Vein hath alleaged by way of Anfwer is to little purpofe. 

Obferv. 1 1. That thofe very things Crctenfis charges me with either in my 
Amapologj) or Gangrena (though tnoft unjuftly) as forgery, lying, jugling, 
bitternelltr, malice, bloody negotiation againft the Saints, taking up reports, 
and printing them upon weak and fight grounds, obfcene fcurrilous writing, 
contradictions, falfe Englifli, nonfenfe,withfuchlike; the man himfelf, asm 
other of his Books, fo alfo in this, is moft faulty, as the judicious Header may 
obfervemoreor kffeinone of thefe kindesor other throughout the whole 
Bookj and in my full Reply I fhall morehrgely and particularly fpccifie : In 
one word, Cretenfis is a noft ungodly, Amichriftian, infolent, proud, mali 
cious, wrathful, lying, obfcene, fcurrilous, nonfenfe, abfurd, contradictory 

Obferv. 12. fretenfis in all his Books of Controverfie and Anfwers of all 
forts that I have fcen and met with, is of all Writers in this later age the 
greateft lalfifier of Authors, wrefting them upon all occafions, and that with 
aGyant-like confidence againft their own fenfe, and contrary to what they 
are kno;vn ex profeffo to hold, and he will not be beaten off from ir, as is ap 
parent in his Trcatifes of Juftification, and in his Anfwer to Mafter/Vywwr, 
and in this Book bringing in Mafter Ball for him in the point of Free-will : 
Now this muft arife either from ihat herer cal genius of his, that he (inneth htin^ 
condemned of himfelf, (j>eaki n g fy es * n h) pocrifie t htving hit conscience (eared 
Vfith a hot iron, or elfe from a high flown mad fancy, making things to appear 
which are no: at all, like to that mid man of Athens, who thought all the 
Ships that came into the Haven were his (though he m ver were fharcr, much 
kite owner in any Ship) fo Cretenfis fancies all learned Wrirers to be for him 
wheares indeed there never was any found and Orthodox Divine for him, as I 
fhall (hew more fully hereafter, and divide Learned Mafter Gataktrhom 

F Cre- 

34 o* further Difwvery of the Errors 

Obferv. 13. Cretcnfis juft Cretan like faftens that upon me in my G 
xx, affirming I fay that which I do not, as mp*g. 28. Sett. 23. and doth father 
opinions upon me, meerly from the leaving out of a word or two by the 
Printers ever- fight, Cretenf. pag.2"$. (though corrected in the fecond Edition, 
and abroad full iourteea datyes before Crettnfts) which was either done wil- 
fiilly and on fb purpofe jgainft his knowledge, or from his not . reading over 
my Book, but taking up things upon ttuft. 

Obferv. 54. There are many things in Cretenfts Pamphlet which he pre 
tends to Anfwer, making much ado of, and laboring to fatten upon me lyes, 
r.onfenfe, &c. which yet in theclofe, after a great many high-flown words, 
CreteKjis is forced to conftflfv them true, and that both of himfelf and others 
(though by many words he haih labored to pufle and caft a mift before the 
eyes of the Reader.) 

Obferv, 1 5. 1 defire the Reader to obfcrve, that this Anfwer made by this 
great Rabbi, is but fna-ches here and there, anfwering GtKgrana. by great 
leaps, as Leopards ufe to take ; Cretenfis anfwers one paffjge OIK of p. 70, 
and then leaps to 1 28. taking another there, and from ^ .i2S.leaps back to /;.8. 
and after this fore the whole Anfwer is : And for tfaofe pages where Cretenfis 
faftens upon fomething to give an Anfwer unto, even there he fnatches, takes 
not the whole, what goes before , nor what follows after, fothat after that 
rate of Anfwering (if fuch kinde of Difcourfes muft have the names of An 
fwers) how may not men elude, and make nothing of the excellenteft Books 
that ever were written by men, yea of the Scriptures themfelves , and wreft 
them, if they will not take one place with another, and obferve what goes be 
fore, and what follows after : And as this great Rabbies Anfwer is by fnatch 
es, fo cis full of miferable fhifts and poor evafions, as among others, fag. 16. 
Grctenfis gives that reafon why my Anthology hath not been Anfwcred in 18. 
Moneths, becaufe t he Way by ^hich light and truth flould go forth into the Veorld, 
WAS hedgd up by Clergy, Cla$c\xe Councels^ at Meith thornt Agaixft him : Now 
I wonder with what face Cretcnf. can write this,when as all men know the In 
dependents have a Ltcenfer of their own at hand, Hr.Tadiler, whoisfuch 

a* friend to all the world of Believers, that cer- 
SMiftfwa* for liberty. tain]y he cannot deny CretH f u , Do na we dai}y 

fee the man Licenfes without either fear or wit all kinde of Pamphlets, The 
Error of Attfaptifm&gunQi Mr. Marfial,i\ie Error of Seekers in The Smoke 
of the Temflf^A pretended Atftytr e>/"Mr. SaUwar/k to the Affemblies Petition, 
and now fretenfit againft Gangrtna; and will Mr. Bachi/or Vcith Cltrgj^CUf- 
(ifjae Councels,hedge up thefyaj as Vv it h thorns againft . Crete* fts Reply to Mr. 
Efatrds Antapolegia ? Can Crentcnf. think though his own deluded Church, 
and other Sectaries may havtfo much Independent faith as to belitvc him,that 



any Presbyterian hath fo little wit a; not o> Jaugh at (uch folly? why could not 
John Bxchilor as well leap over the hedge of Clergy Claffiqtte thorns CO Licenfe a 
Kepijr co Anfjpologiti, is an Anfwcr to Gangrtna ; and pray Mr. Goodwin in 
your ntx: account you give H*to the Veorldby pub/ike ttrtf*,give me an account 
why honcft Jod* Bachilor could noc as well leap over the hedge of Clergy Claf- 
fic]c thorns toLicenfe a full Reply to Antapologia, as to Licenfe A brief A*- 
fxxr to Gavgr<tn.i ? But no more of this now. 

Obferv. 1 6. The Chriftian Reader may obferve Cretenfis as in this , and his 
former Books, fo in all hi*, preachings and ways, to have all the characters and 
marks ol falfe Prophets and falfe Teachers, not only in his hand?, bat upon his 
forehead, fo th if I would here enlarge, I might clearly (hew all that Chrift 
and the Apoftles fpake of falfe Prophets,are to be found in Creten/tt- t but I will 
only inftince in a few laid down by 7>eter and Jude in their Epiftles, and upon 
the propounding of them, I know the Reader will fay, as face anfwereth face 
in glafle, fo doch ret**fis anfwer thefe Scriptures ; Peter faith of the falfe 
Teachers in his time, that they fpetl^grtMt f&tK* Words of vanity^ And that they 
promifc their followers liherty ; and/^,They arc clouds Without ^f at er .carried 
about ofVrinds, raging Veaves of the Sea t fo*mi*g out their oVtn fbame, Vfandring 
ftars ; their mouth freaking great ftoetting ^ords^having wens per fans in admira 
tion becaufc of advantage, Thefe be they Who feparate themfelves, feudal, having 
not the Spirit : Now I do appeal to any man who knows Cm<r/;.f,either in his 
Writing? or Preaching, whether he be not a man that fpeaks great fuelling 
words of vanity ; whether he doth notpromife his followers liberty, yea, a 
univerfal liberty ? whether he be not a cloud without water, flonrifhes and 
ftiews without fubftance ? whether he be not a raging wave of the Sea, 
foaming out his own fhamc, wicnefle his Anfwer, a wandringftar, wandring 
from one opinion and Religion to another? and laftly, whether he be not a 
Scparatift and fenfual pcrfon, without rhefpirit of love, meekntflc, humility, 
z?al for Gods truth, ind of a found minde : Tn one word, I do not think theres 
any man in the Kingdom hath a more heretical head and heart then Crncr.fis^ 
and unleffe God give him repen ance and recover him out of thofc fnares 
wherein he walks, [ fear if the man lives but one ftven years, he will prove as 
arch an Hererick, and as dangerou- a man as England ever bred, and that he 
will be another David George, Franek^n, Socintu, and be canon-zed for a Saint 
amongft thofe of Aftt*j}er, Raecenia, &c. 

J2tft. But it miy be demanded by fome, What s the matter, and what ire 
the caufes that fuch venomous rancorous Books as Mr. (}oodvrir,s Crerenfis,&c. 
are printed, and fo many hard fpeeches in City and Countny daily utcered 
againft Mafter Edtoards and his lace Book intituled Gangr na, is ir noc 
a Book full of Lyes, nothing but Lyes? is it nor a Boekfullof vi-nom ani 

F * malice 

A further Difcovtry of the Errors 

malice againft the Saints and faithful Servants of God, calling for fire and 
fword sgairft the Saints ? 

//*7 r . Tis a Book full of truth, as will appear in the Replyes I give to the 
particular exceptions made agai; ft it, and have in part cleared already, and a 
Bookof fo much truth, that Ibelieve no Book written this hundred years, 
having fo much varie:y and particularity in it, will be found to have more : 
and for the proof of the truth, and reality of the Errors, &c. contained in it 
I hive exprdTcd my felf at large (as forefeeing the Sectaries would call ic a 
Book of Lyes) in my Gangr&na^ g, 5, 6, j, 8. and as ds not a Book oiLye?, 
fo neither of biiternefle, nor of fpeaking evil of the Saints, but a Book free 
from railing, evil fpeaking agairft the Saints and Servants of God, which at 
large in twelve feveral particulars in my full Reply coming after this Book I 
(hew : But no judicious Chriftian need wonder at it that the Sectaries gene 
rally give out fo, for they have nothing elfe left to fay for themfdves, and to 
help their defperate caufe, fo much difcovered and wounded as ds by G*n* 
gr&na ; and what do they do in this cafe, bu: as the Jefuits and Papifts did by 
Mr. Foxes Book of Martyr?, give cut it was a Book of Lyes, and writ Books 
to difprove fome matters of fact, taking advantage from fome miftakcs in cir- 
cunifhnces about names, places and fuch like, to cry it down j and yet ail the 
Proteftanrs know it was full ot truths and is ofprtcbus tfteem in the Church 
of God. Juft fo do the Sectaries now by my Book ; and many of them, thac 
they might poflTeiTe the peo f le the more againft it, and make that imputation, 
That / full of Lyes, gain credit with the people, have invented many Lyes 
and Stories , which they formally tell up and down the Ciry and Countrey 
for certain (and I can produce feveral witnefles to prove thi?, namely Mini- 
fters and others , who have come to me and to o:hers to know the truth of 
them J as that fome of the Independent Miniftcrs have been with me, Mr. . 
Mr. B. and have convinced me of fome Lyes in my Book, as that fame of the 
Souldicrs out of the Army, have been with me abouc theftoryof Mr. An- 
*/rf\V.r,and proved it falfe to me, as that one whom \ name in*r<y Book and 
fpcakof, as having fome relation from the mans own mouth, coming to me 
about it, I confeflfed I knew him not, nor never faw him before v with fome 
other fuch ; all which are mecr lyes and fictions of the Sectaries, (fo wicked 
and cunning are they in their generation to uphold their tottering Babel] to 
prejudice Chriftians from reading and confidcring my Book. But good 
Reader, however falfhood and {landeringof men, is pretended the great 
caiife of fpeaking fo againft me and my Book ; the true caufe of all the hatred 
is,becaufe there is fo much truth in it : Many men who anfwer nothing to it, 
and others who have appeared in writing t difprove the truth, know them- 
felves and others tooguilry, and that in other paffjges where they are not 


tnct Praffifes of the Seff tries. 3 7 

named, and know that I know and can prove ir, and that vexes them to the 
heart; but were it indeed (as many ot themagair.ft their eonfciences give 
out) a Book of Lyes they would noc be fo mad at ir, but I fhould before this 
time a day by fomeof my good Friends the Sectaries have heard of them after 
ano her manner, and ig another place then yet I have done: But in iword, 
I apprehend thefe three following Reafons , as primipal caufes both in Cre~ 
tenfts and others, of their appearing zgairft me in fo much wrath, fury and 

i. A Via! is poured out upon the Sun, the g ory of their prime men is dark- 
red, both by the Anttpologj and *>**, they who made (hemfelves as the 
Sun in the Firmament ol theCnurch, are found, by thefe Books, not only to 
be as the Moon full of fpots, tubjccl ro like weakntfie as other men, but to 
be in the Ecclipfc, fuller of blots then others; yea, their Sun is turned into 
darkntftb, and their Moon mro blood,ind they who would have been thought 
to have been the only Saints, nay Angels dropt from Heaven with new Golpel, 
new Light, and new Revelations, do evidently appear (by- what I have writ 
ten) to all men who have not facrificed rhe principles of their ingenuity upon 
the gainful fervice ot the * Independent Faction, 

to be ftrange kinde of Saints, if Sainrs. The * That is proverbially cal- 
btft of them appear to be fpots in the profeflion kdd* thriving fide and way, 
of Religion; but for many among them, who vet P ffi< ; cs Mo y> Honors, 
are cried np to the Heavens, they haw corrupted ^ ifS" 1 * " 8 

thtmfehts, their fpot i* not the fpot ef bis children : 

t l tj are a pcrverfe and crooked generation. Now they being men proud, high- 
minded, impatient of any check and contradiction in their way, who thought 
alone to have had the repute among the people for fanftity, holintfTf, and to 
have been Idolized by them, and the contrary being fo clearly dcmonftrated 
by many particular inftances and proofs given in my Books, no wonder that 
they are fo mad, and rage agiinl* me, and finding their Kingdom full of dark- 
nefle, that they gnaw their tongues for pain. 

i. By my Books efpecially Ganqrtn*^ many Sectaries being fo difcovered 
by name, and places of abode, laid open in feveral of their opinions and ways, 
will not be able for the future to dofo much hurt and mifchief among the 
people ; their Sheeps skins are by this pull d over the Wolves ears , and many 
wiii now (hun and be afraid of them, who before knew them not ; and this 
difappointment of infedttng and corrupting others, vexes and mads them to 
the heart. 

3. Their way and defign muft needs fuflkr much by this laft Book in the 
efteemof all the Churches, and all the godly perfons who are unprejudiced 
yea, and of all fair ingenuous men, who before (many a feaft not knowing 

th e 

3 8 A further Difc tivery of the Errors 

the depths of Satan ) might chink well of them ; whereas now many of them 
upon reading my Book, .have lifted up their hands and bieft themieives, to 
think whackinde of Creatures thcfe Sectaries are, faying, Ij Independents 
and Anabafitifts be fueh k^ndeof men, do fuch things as this Soo^ fieVes, g^d 
kecpta from being fuch ; Vec h*d fome good cfinien of their -VPj, but if they 
be fuck Merchant s y and have fitch trick* and frayes at ^r.Edwards Uyes do^n } 
V?e \\ilibe none of tkent. ; 

Cr etenfis defign, next unto that of rendring my Book and all I relate in it 
to be faife and untrue, is this ; The afperfing me and my Antapolagy and Gan- 
gr&na with fuch wcaknefle and want of all learning, as if I underftood neither 
Latin nor Englifli, nor knew not how to fpeakor write Reafon, common 
fenfe, or ro frame the ftructure of a period according the common Rules of 
Grammar, but were a profound Ignoramus, and fo altogether unfit to take 
upon me the confutation of Errors; and thisheinfifb upon infeveral Pages 
of his Pamphlet or Anfwer, Cretenf. p. 10,23, 24,36. 

Hepfy. Now in this, what doth Cretenfis elfe but play the Jefuit and Ar- 
minian, in ftead of folid Anfwers, thus to flight, vilifie me and my Books, that 
being juft the way they took againft fuch Books as were too hard for them, 
and knew not how to Anfwer, as Dr. T>J/?J Books againft Arminians, &c. 
but whatfoever Crctenfa in his rage cafts upon me and my Writings, my 
Books will fpeak for me and themielves in the gates; having the tcitimony 
of many learned and godly men both of this and other Churches, at home, 
and beyond the Seas ; and could I wichout bluQiing and all fufpitien of praif- 
ingmy felf, relate the pafltges in Letrers, meffages fent me, fpeeches by word 
of mouth from great Divines, both at home and frora abroad, concerning my 
Antayology and Gagrna t and that not only oi particular men apart , but of 
many in a body both in City and Countrey , as a common joynt ad:, befides 
expreflions thit have fain from fome Independents, and Independent:^ con 
cerning me, my ftudies in the Concrcvt rfies of the Church way, and fome of 
my Books (as a fpecchof Mr. Tkomtu Goodwin Ipoken to a MinifteroneMr. 
T. and others tht n prefsnr upon occafion ct feme Independents fiigiiting me, 
and my firfi Book, as Cretenjls doth here; yea, pafiages our of fome of Mr, 
John (jovdteins Anfwers to Mr. Prynne, concerning me and my Antapologj^) 
it would be a full confutation of all Cretenfis hath faid againft me in this mat 
ter ; yea, a clear conviction that ail words of this kinde , are noihing elfe but 
rhe venting of his fpleen and psfllon againft me and my Bocks : But all I will 
fvyby way of Anfwer to Cretenfis reproaches of this nature , i, i. The 
quick file thefe Books had, being bought up by learned and judicious men of 
all ranks, the hft Book Ga*gr<t*a being now in the Prefife the third time 
within lefte then two Monechs, unto which adding the greatnefle of the 


Book, confifting of fo many fhseo, ui ;ri the not being expofed to fale by fee- 
ting up Titles in all places ot t ae dry, a: Church doors, Exchange, &t. like 
Wine that needs no Bufli (chough all ways under Heaven were ufed by the 
Seftjries to blift ir,) tsan tvtdem Argument tis not fuch a weak nefifenfe 
piece as Cretcnfiti peaks of; for iivtbefe tirres>when*he Prefle is fothrcrnged 
withfuch variety of Bbok r , $nd. many txcelient pieces co/ne forth, more then 
men can read, judicious underfhndmg men have fomtbing rife co do wich 
their money and time, rhen to buy and read Books full of .nonfenfc, contra 
dictions, and whofe Authors kyoVc /?o\v to r angt their Parts of fpeech in a 
fentence, nor hoty to put ike %fyMH&Mtivf Caff ar.A Verb together regularly in 
Enyl.fl}. *. I willlie-re pjvc theiletdo- a true Copy of a Letter to a tin If, 
fentmefrom glit and rwer.ty Miniftcrs out of ne County in this King 
dom, whofe joync judgement upon my ssfntaptlvqy and Granyratta, may 
ferve with every indifferent Reader to ballance, yea, to weigh down 

To our TZgverend Friend Mr. Thomas Edwards 

Minifter of the GotycL 

i - A . j j . I . . * -.: . 

SIR, , r [, ;, 

V\ 7EE cannot but acknowledge the great fervice you have done for 
V the Church of God, by intcrpofingyour felt againil the growing 
Schifms and Hcrefies of thefe times : And upon conference had thereof at our 
wetkly meetings here, we have thought it our part to contribute fome what to 
yout incoutagemen jby teftifyinghow grt at acceptance your labors find arnoH g 
us; who give thanks to God for yon and your zeal to .his truth, \cxprtflcd 
not only inyourufual Sermon?, but etpccially in your Jlntapology and Gan- 
$r&*a, by which you are well known to us all; and wcearneOly defire that 
you will continue the fame endeavors for the maintenance of the truth, and 
oppofing of Errors. And as we are very fenfible of the great difcourage- 
ments you arc like to meet withal, fo we (hall the more heartily commend 
you, nd the fucceffe of your labors to Gods protection and blefling, refting 

March I a. 1 64 5 Tour loving Brethren fin 

Ubonrcrt in the Mini/lcry 

Urtfo this Letter the hands of twenty eight Minifters are Subfcribed ; but I 
forbear the Printing of then, as I do the County where they live, to avoid 


A further Diftovcry of the Errors 

all danger which might come to any of them from priming their Names, if 
lorne Sectaries in the Army come than way, as they are likely to do. 

Now in my Reply to particulars laid down in Cretenfis , I fluli apply my 
felf chiefly to juftifie and make good thofe Relations in Gangr<tna y excepted 
againft by Cretcvjis , referving other things in his Anfwcr to ray fuller Re 
ply, which Cretenjts (God willing) (hail be fure of, and that to the full. 

Cretenf.pag. 2. labours by all hisRhetorick and many words to infinuate 
to the Reader, how in writing of my Book Gangrana, I have faidail, and 
the worft I can of the Independents and Sedaries,& that whiift I charge ihem 
only With fuch and fuch crimes, I do not fomuch charge them with rhefe, as 
acquit and discharge them from aft others, and that there s no reafenable wan 
hut Vcill abate anddedtttt, and that to a good proportion front fuck reckonings and 
accounts, &c. much lefts Will he judge fitch accounts fbort or defective in parti" 
culan ; and that Mr. Edwards hath hut faintly informed the VcorldhoVy vile 
and bad the Sectaries are y hut hath ]ttftified and acquitted them from all other 
crimes and imputations ofanj Veorje refentment or import, then thofe therewith he 
afflifled them, and c on fe quern ly hath reprefentedthemto the Vcor/d, as better And 
far more deferving^ then far the greateft part of hit oVen Presbyterian Gene 

T^f//. However, Mr. Sdtoards , or the Printer for him, may poffibly in 
fome places of his Book print none of the trueft Englifli, yet lam fure Cre- 
tenfis in this Page fpeaks none of the beft fenfe nor Realon that ever I read 
in my life, but every line and fenrence is fo {light and weak, that a man may 
look through and through it ; and the truth of it is, Cretcnfis all along hath 
a multitndc of bom-baited, ftarched words, priding himfelf therein , but fel- 
dom or never in alt his anfwers hath he any thing elfe ; witnefTe his Anfwers 
to Mr. Walker, Mr. T>rynne t and this prefem Pafifage: And fiift for that 
which frctcnfu fpeaks here, the man makes good what he faith pag. 50. that 
he never read one quarter of my Book, and chat he rook things upon truir, 
as obferved by others ; for certainly had he read my Book over, he could 
never have writ thu c , that in charging the Sectaries with thefe, / acquit them 
from all others crimes and imputations, and that I ka-ve reprefented them to the 
tyorld, a better and far more deserving generation, then the far greateft part of 
the Presbyterians. 

i. Becaufe in divers pages of Ganor&na I exprtfly declare I have many 
more to hy to their charge, ftiling this Book but a prseludium and preparative 
to what s behinde ; doth a man who accufes a guihy petfon at firft but with 
two or three Articles, and yet formally declares he hath many more,and npon 
every Article pleads his liberty and power of Additional, juftifie and acquit 
him from all others ? 2. Had 

And Pratttfes of the Se&aries. 4 1 

2. Had Cretenfis but read over my Book, and considered what E-rrors* 
Pradifes, BlalpnccHies I fpeak of, to what a nature fome of them amount, and 
of wnara kinde they arc, that there can hardly be worfe, he would never 
have fud 1 had dealt buc fam:ly wtch the Sectaries, and tltat the Setfarifs tocre 
a better <wd jar mire faffrvijtg generation then the Presbyterians ; for if the 
fargreatc&pirtot Presuycemns be worie (or fo bad) either for Doctrines, 
Prsj&fet,^. as I have, proved mtny or the Sectaries to be, then I rauft pro- 
feife J willdif.:him, and be the firft cha. (hall cfy outol them, and will never 
go about to plead tor them as Cretcwji* dot* for his Sectaries. But fuppofmg 
I had not declared my minde in this cafe, yet all that Cresenfis faith is in-con- 
fcquenc wi-hout *11 ftrengih of rcafon ; tor therebt and are refcrves when not 
thought of, and wife men always in all matters, of accufitions and reckonings 
will fear there s more bchuide, and fufpect fomthing wo iff, though not de 
clared atfhft; and I would ask Crettnfis y whether either in impeachments, 
or reckonings and accoums brought in to Courts of Juftice agairft fuch and 
fuch men, though aifirft but part of the Accufation beallcagcd, whether the 
accufcdcan be fecure, they are juftificd wirh an high hand from all other, 
crimes and imputations of any worfe rcfeatment or import; andwhcnoncis 
impleaded and endi&ed upon the la tcr, this be a good pica in Law, co fay 
he is free becaufe they were not mentioned at fiift ; much Itfle then will ic 
hold in cafc> where there was a formal Declaration and caution emred,that 
fu t h Articles were but a preparatory and not the whole matter. 

Crrte*fts fag. g. makes two Challenges, c^ftmg his Glove the firft and fe- 
cond time tu me ; firft as to matter of Pradife, look of what crimes or mif 
carriages fotver I have with any truth impeached the Stftiries , he will 
produce both as many for number, foul (vea far more foul) tor nature per- 
pccratedand donebya far leUl namber of Presbyterians; yea and rhat he 
1 will give another manner of account or [he realuy and truch of whaihe 
bringi upon the Stage in this kinde. Secondly, for matter of opinton, that he 
will discover and finde out as man/ Errors and Hertfies, and thofe of every 
whi as dangerous an Import, to bear this day in a tar kfle number of the 
Cbflique party; yea thir he could make a diftovery of as many Errors and 
Hertfies in me alone; and vhat he doth nor think the moft Orthodox Pres- 
by under heaven, nor Independent neither, erres much beneath the like 
number of Errors. 

R flj. I accept thtfe Challenges, and do take up the Glove both the firft 
and fecond time, rrchiilenging and defying Cretenbs to make them good - 
and by theft ungodly Challenges made by him our O f his great care and love 
o* Errors, to ftrengthen the hands of Hcreticks. leaft they fooofd 1 feffer 
loife, were he ffe of G*wtt , and his Glove John of Gaunt* Gantlet, I 

G would. 

42 o^ further Difeoveryof the Errors 

would take it up, And firft of all Reply to Crettnfis , the man fpeaks he 
knows not what. Crettnfis not having read one quarter of my Book, as him- 
fclf profdles, knows not what crimes or mifcarnages, Herefies and Blafphe- 
miesj with the way of making them good, I charge the Sectaries with : and 
yet he will at random, and blindefold undertake to findc as many in a far 
leffe number of my Chfliqu-r Profcljtes and parry. O what will not this 
man fay, foit may make for the Independent parry: Surely he will ftartle 
atnorhing who d*res fpcak thus : Can you produce as many Blafphernies a- 
gainft Chrift , the Scripui es, &c. and finde as many horrid Opinions in 
Presbyterians as I hive proved tobcin Sectaries? where will youfindea- 
mong the Presb) temns,fuch as Hich Brighter, Web, CUrkson y Marfial, Ni 
chols, Deri) OttSy Cretenf. cum mulcts alii* ; As for the condition Cretenf. pro- 
poundsjiipon w..ich he will make good his undertaking, and our at: which he 
hopes to cfcape, to fi/ve his lying, [ do for my own pare accept it, and am rea 
dy freely and candidly to declare my minde and judgement in all points of 
Religion, and fhall perfwade others alfo to do the like : But of this more in 
my full Reply, where I lhail fhew the fall icy and Chifr oiCrttenfts in thi;only 
for the prefent the Reader may obferve he puts in thefe conditions, that fo he 
may provide a Sanctuary for all kinde of Hereticks and erroneous perfons, a 
a place of retreat for himfclf one way or orher to come off thefe Challenge?, 
which in the plain open field h? forefiw he could never do. 

Crettnps page 6. among other his Artifices and devices to weaken the cre 
dit of the truth of thofe matters laid down in gangr<eazf>zin& the Secta 
rian party, labors to pcflefle the Reader, That forfavingof my own re- 
pute, and to prevent, as much as might be, the thorough examination of the 
greateft part of what (?*?* ^reprefents by way of difparagement to the 
Independent party , I printed fomany Letters without the names of their 
Authors; and upon this Cretenjis goes on vaporing and forging in his He 
retical brain, certain Reafons of my concealing the names of trie Authors of 
the Letters, and in fum, would render me to the Reader, a man to be fufpeded 
of jugling and forgery, and the Letters to be void of all truth. 

Reply. As for that fallacy of Cretenfts, whereby he labors to delude the 
Reader, infmuating that the Letters contain the greateft part of what Gun- 
jrnewareprefents by way of difparagement to the Independent party, and 
thofe Letters being without names, the names were concealed on purpofefor 
fear of examination of the truth of the Letters, and fo the Letters containing 
the greateft part of difparagement againft the Sectaries, the Sectaries areas 
it-were at once cleared from whtt GAvgr&nn faith againft them ; I fay only 
thas-,ThatCr^/;j isa man of thatimpudence and large confcience, that he 
will fay any thing, fo it may make for the Sectaries,ind agiinftthe Presbyteri 
ans \ 

And Pratf/Jes of the Siftarits. 43 

ans ; for the Letters are not neither in number of (beets the tenth part o 
Gup***, neither contain they the tenth part of the Difcovery of theEr 
rors, Herefies, Praft fes, &c. befide, forae things in the Letters are of ano 
ther nature, and to one of the Letters is annexed a Confutation of the mat 
ter contained in it, confifting of two whole leives of thofe few (beets, with 
in a tew lines. 

2. As for that of jugling and forgery which Cretenfis would put upon me, 
the man meafures me by himfelf and his party, becaufe that he and tome of 
his party are ufed to juggle, and poflibly forge Letters and News, invent and 
give out many things which never were; have with the Jefuits their fix 
s to advance their Catholike caufe, therefore he thinks to of me ; but I 

blcffe God I am a plain man, hatting equivocations, mental refervations.plots, 
underminings of men, playing under-board,carrying things in thedonds; 1 
count hontfty the beft policy, and faithful plain dealing the greateft wifdom, 
and the Independents will hndeitfo in the end, however tor awhile they 
profper by their fhufling tricks devices, policies, as Stra ford, Canterbury, and 
others did before them. 

3. To come to the main charge of concealing the names of thofe who writ 
me Letters, and all the inferences drawn from thence ; 1 anfwer, 1 have al 
ready given fome Reafons for it, and do adde thefe unto them ; moft of the 
men who writ the Letters, writ them not for that end to be printed, knew not 
of, nor imagined no fuch matter, neither did I acquaint them with it, and 
forme without their leave obtained to print their Names to the world, I 
could not do ir, keeping anviolated the rules of friendihip, befides I well un- 
derftood that were a way to cur oft correfpondency and Intelligence for the 
future, if I faould prim mens Names publikdy to the world, writing in a pri 
vate way to me : Of all the Letters written to me, there were two only which 
I exprtflfcd to the Authors I would print them, and acquainted them with my 
purpofe, whofe Names notwithftanding (excepting ihc two fi ft Letters fub- 
fcribed) I concealed with the reft for company .- But now that I may over 
throw Cretenfit Proportion, and his Inferences, his Foundation, and his Su- 
perftruihires, I (hall name moft of them who writ the Letters to me ando- 
thers, as aifo from whofe hands I received thofe Leucrs which were printed 
by me, though not written to me. Tin fiift Letter was written me from Mr. 
Strong, a Member of the AlTembly of Divines, who after he had told me by 
word of mouth the concents of this Letter, promifed to fend it me in a Let 
ter, ind I acquainted him then what ufe it was for, and he fiid he would juftifie 
what he writ, and named others in whofe prcfeEce MafUr Denne miin- 
tained thefe Points. The fecand Letter was written from Muler Simon 
Ford, to a Member of the Aflcmbly Mafter Gofers, from whofe hand^ I 

G 2 re- 

44 -A farther Difievery of the Errors 

received it,and sold Mr. Gftoers I ftiould print it, to which he was willing.amf 
lince Gfingr&iA was printed, the Author writes to me about his Letter, That 
he will enlarge and confirm the particulars in tbtt Letter, and fend it to me. 
The third Leaer w*< one Mafte r fofiah RicrAfts, who owns ic, and hach been 
with me fince Cretenfis came forth, and to my knowledge is drawing up an 
Anfwer to Cretenfis, for To much as concerns that Letter. The fourth Lerrcr. 
was written by a Weaver in Samerfet/birt, one Crab (if I miftake not the 
natne)and I received kfrem M.RoftVp*/ a Ci-y Mimfter well known ; uho will 
own it, and raake ir good us fuch a man? : And thus I have given an account 
of the Copies of all trK 1 who!-- Letters printed by rne -.Now for the Exrra^t of 
certain Letters written r.o rn>: &fame other Mirtifters/er (tvcn of them, which 
are the rea eil parr of rh^fe xcr*(-led Letters, namely all r-hofe which con 
cern Ctkhfftcr and Mr..^, os feme others there (of which Lerters Mr.JE 1 //^ 
himfelf wrires ihus ta tuend in London The affrerfions caft on me, axdfonte 
others here hy Mr. Edward*, are as falfe <u foul ; Which faccaafe they are a 
gretst part- of ki* r 3ook^and (trench ^ t hofe Vfba are here concerned ink, ft iff, if 
Gad p leafs, JJjo^tly make Reply ^ Cretenfis p. 44.) he who writ them fs not afr^/d 
of hfs natB;? , neither was his name "concealed for fear of anExaminatfonof 
the trurh of the Letters, ts Cretenfis by reading this Letter lately fent tome 
from him may understand, which 1 here prim to a tittk. 

To my Rgverend and worthy Friend Mr< .Thomas 

Edwards Mlnlfler of the Word of Cod. 

Reverend Sir, 

THere is a paflage inW.]okGdodtoi*s Book, charging you with abn- 
fing Mr. Uit of Cokktfter, and the Saints in thofe parts, and chut he will 
{hortly make Reply to yoiufalfe and foul afperfions. Thefc are therefore to 
cerfifie you, that concerning thofe Letters I writ unto you from Colchcfter, I 
have them atteftcd under the hands of many furficient witnefles, each parti 
cular that is material being averred by three witneffes at leaft, and thofe of 
piety and judgement ; which atreftations Ifoallkeep by me to produce them 
upon fir occafions to juftifie thofe Letters to the world. Yec it is poflible 
he wiii Reply to thofe [hingsas faifeand foul, or come cff with diftinclions 
and mental refer vations ; butthefe things are fo evident in this Town, and 
much more then I writ unto you (as his Preaching for the pulling down of 
our Cfeurches,and other things that I can pro?e)tharhis Pamphlet will do him 

tto goad m this place .For it will not be the firlt lime that he hach fad & u laid 
chc lime things here, denying and difiembling bis opinions for advantage, as 
will be tcftifiedbymany wi.nefTs, by fome of the Honorable Members of 
the Houfe of Commons, Miniftcrs, and others, godly and judicious Chrrfti- 
ans,- This I thought good to fignstis for the prefcnr, recommending you ro 
the grace of God, I rt ft 

Year affectionate friend and fellow la- 
April 1646. fo ur in the Gofpci Rob. Httrmtr. 

Now by all chi- the Reader may fee what to judgrof Cm**/?/, and his falfe 
glciies anJ commentaries upon me Letters Printed irt t^rr*** . and had I 
Crtttnfi, ruling icorfing Rnerorick which hemake* ufe of in this feftion,and 
i flirt my o her pi ice? of his Book, 1 might fpirt out whole leaves in aggravati 
on > and (coring up of lye,tnl fufmifing,Sitcer words feoff, and jeers expref- 
kd by Cretetfu upon occafion of the Printed Letters ; hue I forbear to con- 
rend uirhhmitn rhis kind ; crurh needs nt>t fuch colors, though errors does 
to fcr n? oft.Th^ bare re! itiort of chefe things is a fulfidcm ctf rfiiiraciort of Cre* 
twfitj and if the prinu-d Letters of which Crete*/is, Maflcr FMis, yea and Ma- 
ftcrJ^^^makffL.-h*cryofforgerie,fairitte, dire a6tde the light, and 
theirAuthors are ready to jtiibfiethern s the judicious Reader by this may both 
judge of the rruth of other thing* contained in C^r^iird of the follr and 
vamtv of the reft of Ctncnfis allegKions agiirft my Book. 
As for the cxrrafl? of four or five Letters, whofeAuthors names I have not yet 

mentioned,ther s no one particular matter of fja,orrelition of (lories cicept- 
edagjinftanyofthem; the other Letters whofe Authors I have named are 
the foul offv-nfive Letters, and therefore Ifhall fpare their names till the truth 
ol the fatfs relared in them be queftioncd by Cretenfis in a Rejoynder only 
for prefent I tflfcrt, I have the original Letters by me under the hands of the 
ters to produce, and further I make no qucftion, if the evils fpoken a- 
gainft in thofe Letters might be remedied, and the proof ceofured according 
the nature of their offences, buttheMinilters who writ them would be ready 
to c ome up and own them in the fight of the fun, and prove a great deal more 
then they have wntren.And for aconcluftonof my Reply to rhis eight Seft.of 
Ovr^.had &***$* and his followers bu: a little Presbyterian fai:h(which 
Sectaries fofc^ft aty andingenniry, our of all the particulars which I have 
nakedly and clearly laid down, they would believe that all the Letters from 
nrtt to Jtfft wefe neither forged, nor names conceal J , for fear of the cximi- 
natjon of the truth, nor becaufe my nante fhould be the greater,*nd rife better 
by being only known, but be aftamed of all that s written in this Section, e- 
fyfcially confidering Mafter ?**>*?& hath bronght ill the names of the Wri 


A further Difcovery of the Errors 

ters, challenged fiomout of the land of darkncffe, into the land of light, and 
given fuchrtufon (as he hath) for the former concealing of them. 

Cretcnfis page 1 1. makes two challenge*, cafting the Glove to whofoever 
* will take it up - y and his firft challenge is, that for thirty of thofe opinions im- 
1 peachedjin ;y Catalogue of error a d herefie fard he will not fay for how 
1 many more) he wilt undertake to bring them off with the honor of truth. 
Secondiy 3 for that error, viz*. That Faith in a proper fenfe imputed to fufti- 
s fixation, and not Ckrifts Itjgbteoitfneffe ; he challenges all the Presbyterians 
one after another, affembled, or not aflcmbled in England, Scotland and Ire- 
land to prove by Scriptures, or by dint of Argument either, That Faith u net 
1 imputed in a. proper fenfe. 

Reply. The man from challenging me, page third , rifes in his conf- 
dence to challenge all the world (as it the man had leaimng and parts to deal 
with any man under heaven) but Cretenfis reeded not to have gone fo far, I 
fcallfinde him near hand thofe who will deal with him without going in- 
to France, Scotland and Ireland for the firft of thefe, I take up his Glove a- 
gain,and give him his liberty to name twenty and ten of thofe opinions,and as 
many nore of them as he will, and do promife to enter into the L ft with him, 
that he fhall not prove them to be truths, and I expect he fliould make good 
his challenge out of hand, at leaft to fet out in his Rejoynder to my Reply, 
which of the 1 80. Errors he will take theTutoridge and Patronage of; And 
for the fecond, Mafter Rohorough (whom Cretcnfis feoffs at pag. 2 6. by the 
name of Servant and Clerk^} takes up his Glove, and defire me in my Reply 
1 to fignific thns much unto him: For that jeer of Mafter Robor. holding his 
*peace when Mafter Gataker hath fpoken, his playing on fervantand Mafter, 
c Juftice of Peace and Clerk, Msftcr Robor. pafleth it by, as he hath much bad 
language from him in his Vindication of Mafter Walker-, only he faith ftich 
gibing and jeering coft him nought j Its faid it runs in the blood, that he had 
( it by tradition, from which i: feems he is not yet redeemed for all hisfin- 
1 gular profcfllon ; Mafter Roborough will not deal with him in that for (boe- 
* buck\&,CretenJjs (hall have the preheminence ; yet doth he rnodeftly defire 
1 an Anfwer to his Animad-verfeons on M. Goodwins Book, and is ready to 
1 make his writing good,againft fretenfis and his compliees in further writing, 
1 or by a difpute when and where Cm*/?.f plcaferh. This the man proftfleth 
who is meant in that jeer, the Servant or Clerkjhzt muft hold hi? peace. 

And as M. Roborough gave me the precedent words in writing, under his 
hand ; fo he added by word of mouth, that he challenges Cretenfis to difpute 
this point, about Faith being imputed in a proper fenfe, where, when, before 
whom, and how he will, leaving him to nominate his own time, place, com 
pany, manner of difpnte, either by writing or byword of mouth j by Scri 


and PracJtfcs of the Se&arics. 

pcuresor by dint of argumenr, in a|! which Crctettfis hiving this liberty, and 
fo the advantage of him; yec "M^Roborough will meet wi:h him and difyute it as 
Cretenjis hath itired the queftion, and that bifore all the Independents J$em- 
bledor not t/tfttmbledi and M-fter Roborottgh much wonders frettnfis fhould 
thus vapor, and in this poinc challenge all the Presbyterians one after another 
Aftembledor not Affembledin En^Und, Scotland, France and heland t when as 
Ivhfter Roborou^h, who is bur a Scribe of that AiTemDlv, (of which Cretenjis 
would fain have been a Member, & as tis thought by wife men, his great pride 
working upon difcontcnc in m fling of that honor, was one of the greiteft tc- 
cjfions of his falling ro Independency) profeflcs that upon * conference. & dif- 
pute with him, he found him weak, nor able to hold his ground, and in a word, 
a very forry Difputant ; and Mjftcr Roborou^h crTcrs in that Controverfie a- 
bau: the Imputati-jn <?/ Faith to Jnftific*tio, wherein Crcicnjis boafts he is fo 
verfcd as to chaleng^ ail men, (u Cretenjis dart give him a meeting) to mani- 
ftft as much to all the world in the fight of the Sunjand for a conclufion of my 
Reply to thefe two Brav.idoes of Cretenftfyl defire the Reader toobfervc whit 
an impudent Bnggidocio trm mm is,tom-ke new clullcnge?, when as yet he 
had\ not yet accented of old.bu: lies miferably wounded bo.h by his own pen, 
and fcveral others, not having yet arfvvered feveral Books written againfl 
him, nor a Book he promifed above 12 moneth ago to anfwer, and there 
fore my advife to Crettr./is is. firft to anfwer thefe following Books, vt\. that 
of a Qazre upon the Covenant, and a Letter from J. Q. to 7". G. Matter Ro- 
boro*ihs Book of Juftification written agairft him, MafLr Lmnts a yong Mer 
chant againft thar Hrror of T^atural men may do fuck thine s M thereunto Cjod 
hath by Vvty of prom<-f( annexed grtce tnd acceptation, &-c. Dr. Stewart againft 
Ai. S. this Reply to Cretenftf,ti\d a larger Reply already in the Prefle againft 
Creter.fis and my tsfntayjlogie, and after he hath anfvvcrtd all thefe from point 
to point, as becomes a Scholar with reafon and words cf loberntfle, and not 
withraitngs, ScerT?,fix<: footed word?, then to make his new challenges, and 
defend 50. Errors, a^d as many more as he will (laid down in my Cara- 
logne)and among other?,for old acquaintance fake,t!^at cf Imputation ofF^ith. 

CrcTcn(isp<i 15. prom:fes an Anfwer tothe Antapol<>giefa s\\ be with me 
ere long ; and that he may abtife mr, he abufes the Scripture, playing upon 
thuof Amos 5. 1 8. refemblinghis Anfwer to my Amapolo^ietoihc day of the 
Lord, the judgement of the 70. yeers captivity, me to the fons of Belial $ his 
foretelling long ago of an Anfwer, as to the Prophets pn dictions of judge 
ment.^ chat the Anfwer to M.Sdtoardt Axtapol.will not be for his honor, &c. 

Reply, Belike Ifhall have a terrible thundring Anfwer from Cretcr,fis t 
when as it (hall be to me as the day of the fore judgement of the 70. yean 
captivity to the fons of Belial, who derided the predictions of the Prophets, y. 


48 A further Difcovcry of the Errors 

day of darkneffe .and not of light: I know not well what the man me.aos 
by thi; ; whether he intend not ("concluding by that rime his Anfwer corne a- 
broad to my Ant^olo^ie the Cavaliers will be quite fubdued) to rry 
by his intmft it he cannot procure feme part of the Army call d by Cre. 
tenfis and his Difciples, the Saints, the honefl men^ &c. to carry me inro capti 
vity, and to imprifon me all my time in a Dungeon, where I fhall not fee the 
Son, nor be able to make ne Replies, nor never write agamft cne Sectaries any 
more ; this I confeffe were like ro prove as bad to me as the 7o.ycers caprivi y 
to the Jew-, to be a day of darkneffe indeed; but as for any paper,in 
Anfwer by Rt^fons and words to be fo to me like the 70. yeen, captivity and 
a day of daikneflej cannot imagine . I had thought Cretenfis Anfwers would 
have been rather a day of new light to the world and to me, then a day of 
darkntifr, ef^ecially confidering what Cretenfis faith pag.iti. of light and 
truth : 1 am fomewhat doubtful and fufpidous of Cretenfis threatnings, be- 
caufe of the ill ufage of fome Mmifters by fome Seuldiers, and of many 
words given out daily by too many of Cretcnfis Saints in our Armies, agairft 
the Presbyterian Orthodox Mmifters: I cannot well tell what other con- 
firuction to make of Cretenfis words, they are very doubtful and dangerous 
words; What an Anfwer, to be as che fore judgement of the 70. yeers captivi 
ty agait ft the fons of Se/ia/ y and to be darkntffe and not light? I have read 
heard of fuch Anfwers in matters of difference between great men,who in. 
(lead of an Anfwer in vvriting,or with an Anfwer in writing have fentarArrry 
of ten or twenty thoufand men; andlmuft tcilthe Reader what increafes 
my fears, I cannot well tell how it firft came into my head, but I have had a 
ftrong opinion this 18. moneths, andexpreffedit to divers, that my Antaya- 
logie would never be anfwered till the Independents hid got that power one 
way or other as to caft me into friz on all my papers and writings by 
which I fhould make good my proof, and then they would bring forth an 
Anfwer to my An-tapoiogie : Now confidering how far and how high in many 
things the Independents have proceeded, and Crnenfn threading me with 
fuch a kind of Anfwer, I am apt to interpret him thus ; and "fuly were it not 
that there is a Noble General, and the greattft part of the Army by farre, as 
I haveexprefrd ofcen,free from Cmtw/^way, and that I live in a good ftrong 
City neer the KighCourc of Parliament, and by the Honourable Court of 
Common-Councel,! fhould expect and be afraid that his threatnirg might be 
fulfilled before ever his Reply to Attufologia would be ready to come a- 
broad : But whereas Cretenfis faith, that he^verily beletves his Anfwer to 
my Antapologie will not be for my honour, in which refpeftl have no great 
ground to be fo reftleffe and importunate in calling for it; I Reply, the 
(I am fure ) was for the honour of the canfe I undertook, aud 


And Prttfifts of the Se&artes. 

turned to my honor both ac home and abroad, and made not for the honor of 
the Apologias and Independent party; neither do I believe Cretenjit Reply 
to my e/fntapology will make more for his honor, then this brief Anfwer of 
his to (JAgr<tna; And hewever for the prefcnt Cretenfis Reply when it eomes 
firft forth, by his railing?, revilings, feoffs and lyes put upon me, may not make 
tor my honor j yet by that time my Rejoynder can be made and printed, ic 
fiiali appear to all the world, that the whole bufinefle, both Aptlogetieal 2^ar- 
ration, tsfntapology, Cretenfis Reply, and my Rejoynder, will make for the 
honor of the Presbyterian caule, and of my felf, as a poor Inftrumcnt plead 
ing for itagainft theZanzuminsof the time, and to the difinononr both of the 
Apologifts and their great Champion Cretcitps. 

Cretenfis in this 1 5 page makes an Apology ,and gives his Reafons why MK 1 
Edwards Antapology is not anfwcred info long a time as 18. Moneth?, name 
ly, That the Independents are not men toko have little or nothing to do like Pres 
byterians, having the priviledge of eafe to Pre+ch to bare Vvalls andpefts in their 
meeting places, nor that (hamelefnefte of forehead to make the fttbjeft matter of 
their Sermons little elfe bttt loofe y lying, and frivolotu reports and ftories, or vi 
rulent invettives againfl the Saints a* the Presbyterians neither ftv the Vcay 
free and open to bring light into the Vn>rld,bnt hedged up \vitb Clergy, Clafftquc 
Connects as "frith thorns againft them : And be fides, Mr. Edwards too^nat much 
jefle then 18. Moncths time for his Antapology , and therefore no Bonder if the 
Independents be not men of more expedition. 

Reply. Cretenfis plays the Sophifter here, making ufe of that fallacy nen 
caufa procaufet, giving the falfe caufe of not Replying, and concealing the 
true; and that allthefe arefilfe, is evident : I. Becaufe Cretenfis hath had 
leafure to have attended the motions of my pen, and hathfince the 18 moneths 
given an account to the world more then once, twice, thrice, and had leafure 
now, thepriviledge of eafe/omskean Anfwer ro Gangrtna^^. co.iid he not 
with the labour of all thefe have Replyed to Antapalogy ? It Qiould feem for 
all the weakntflfc, contradictions, and fuch like, which Cretenfis fpcaks of An- 
tapology y cis a hard piece that Cretenfis can write and print five ftvcral Book?, 
have time enough from his conftant andftanding labors frith tho/e frhohave 
committed t hemfehes to him in*he Lord, before he finfile time to Reply to An- 
tapolovy : Befides, Cretenfis had five great Champions the Apologifts to afiift 
him in it, fome of which will be found to have or to take more privilcdge of 
eafe, and fcldom Preaching then the Presbyterians ufe to rake, and fome of 
them have had leafure to Print other things fince, wherein not fo much con 
cerned ; asalfo Cretenfu hath a priviledge of eafe and idlencfle when he 
pleafes to help himfelf ( which none of the Presby reruns have) viz,, to ap 
point fome of his Prophets in his Church to Preach for him, which he frc- 

H ^ml 


N j o A further Difcovery of ihc Errors 

qucctly pradifes upon all occafions, as I can prove, andhath uponpretence 
of ariwering my Anthology. 2. borne Independents have that fhamelefcutTe 
of forche;d,io make the iubj: ft matter of their Sermons little clfe but loofe, 
lying, fnvoloin reports i? nd fronts, or virulent invectives againft the Saints, 
c. as Mr. Teeters, the Vicar General and Aletropoliiane of the Independents, 
fat bin 2\/lV ar.d Old England ; and I wonder how Cretenfis forgot him: 
Name any Presbyterian, who i* of any account in the Church of God, fuch 
a kofr rambling Preacher as he : And for i;is invectives againft . he Saints, us 
one of his common places in many of his Sermons to fpeak agsinft the Re 
formed Churches, theiUvcTvnd Aflf.nibly, and the godly Presbyterian Mini 
fters of the Kingdom, who are no", only Saints, but godly Minifters: But 
Mr. Peters is not alone, for Crstenfis h mfclr is a loofe Preacher, and full of 
bitter invectives in his Serrayns againft becter Sain s and Servants of God, 
then ever himfelf, or any oi his Church is like robe ("the particular p:-flfig<s- 
tvhith he hath ufed in Sermon , I will give the Reader in my full Reply) and 
foMr. Archer d Haujifdis farnon , or rarher infamous for ibi$,cttm,muhi&. 
aliu t whom in my large Reply I may adde to rhefe : As for the third Reafor, 
tkeV?aj (loft againft Printing for Want of a Licenfcr, I have already refu ed, 
and (hall fpeak more to it in my next Reply : And for the fourth Reafon 
brought by Cretenfts t to Apologize for not Replying in 1 8 Moneths, \is both 
for matter and form all falfe,k a man would wosder that Cretenf. fhould dare 
to write fo ("though indeed nothing of this kinde is a wonder in Cretenfis). 
Ow*/w,howcanyouanfwerit to God, to your Church, and to all men, to 
write fuch a manifeft untruth ? That I took not much ItiTe then eighteen Uo- 
neths in making the Anthology, when as the Apologetical Narration (I am 
fure of it) came forth in the Moncth of TJecembsr, and to my beft remem 
brance towards the later end of it, and my &4nt*fologj was printed and a- 
broad either the hit week of June following, or the full o(Jaly, which at the 
fartheft was not full fevcn Moneths, and is far from eighteen Moneths : As for 
that infinuation of Crstcnfis joyned to the eighteen Moneths, the advantage of 
liberty, an& freedom from othtr ir.g&gemer.ts Khich Afr.Edwards had above other 
men, tis a falfe one ; for from that rime 1 began to Anfwer Apeloget* Narrati 
on, till it came forth, I never had lerTe liberty or freedom in my life, nor 
more bufineffes and engagements of feveral forts in reference to the Pu. like, 
Preaching in that time of writing ray Book very often, three times a week* 
conftantly, and many times four, befides the tedious Journeys between L^n- 
dn and Godalming, riding to Preach there; together with all the difficulties 
and fears of many Alarums from the Enemy, &c. in that time. But before J 
draw to a conclufion of this, I deftre the Reader to obferve what a proud 
tK0gintfpee.chthiiis.0f Cnt&pstQ esccil himfelf and his party, with the 

and Prafttfes of the. Sftfarics. 5 I 

contempt and (corn of the Presbyterian?, // Independent Minifters 
the privi/edge ofcxfc to preach to the bare VcaHs (tftdptfts in their meetingpUces : 
Now for this in my large Reply I will acquaint the Reader what pnviledges 
Independent Ministers and Independent Ssints have and take above the Prcs- 
byrerianf,ar.d what their priviledge of cafe and idlcnefie is above the Pres 
byterians, asalfofhew the true Reafonswhy the world wanders after the 
Bc&ft, many of rhe Independents are fo flockt afcer before Presbyterians ; as 
alfoby what a fort of pccpl-j, and what little caufe Cretenfts and his Saints 
have to glory and boaft ot ic^and when I have fpokento that at large,! believe 
I fhjll be out of Crettnfis debt for thtfe words. 

Only for prefcnt I fhull tell Cretenfis thefe three thing?, i. That there 
are Presbyterian Mir.ifters who Preach no more to bare walls and pews then 
Cretenfis and the Independent Minifters, Mr. MAT^A^ Mr. trhitak<r, Mr. 
Calwj, Mr. Sedgtoifkji cum milti* aJ\u, bo:h in City and Countrey. 2. There 
are many Independent Min fters who have Preached latt lv, and do fo ftill as 
much to bare walls and pews as any Presbyterians, wirncfle Mr. TSurton, Mr. 
Davis, Mr. Freal^, Mr. Effu, Mr. Furman, &c. 3. Presbyterians do not ufc 
however Independents may (is Crttenfis in his fpeech implyes) to have ever 
the more priviledge of eafe by Preaching to a few rather then to many, by 
Preaching to a hundred two or three, or Preaching to a :houfand or two, for 
they Preach out of Conftierce and difchargecf duty, to do good to the fouls 
of men, and not for applaufe ro pleafe a multitude, and therefore tis all one 
to them whether there be fewer or more, one hundred or many ; bu: this is 
exprcrted according to the Independent humor, who have their Sermons of 
fevcral fort?, thofe of greater pains and ftudy when their peas and walls are 
full, and their Sermons of eafe when their pews are empty , and their walls 
bare. Now ro put a period to this fourteen Stftion, vsuh an Animadveifion 
upon that p-ffige of Cretenjis mpa?. 16. his conflant and flar.ding labors Vfitb 
thofe V-bo have committed thcmfefofs to him in the Lord. I ask of C*-etfK/is 
where he fmdes thisufedof a people to commit thc-rr-fclves un:o the Mini- 
fters ; we are commanded to commit our way to the Lord, and to commit cur 
fouls ro him, and of God tis oft ufed ; but in what pljce is it of people to 
Minifters, and then thofe who have committed themlelvestoyou ; why d d 
you not fay ro the Church ra:her? what i$ Cretenfis brcome the church? 
And hftly, why was it not as well cxprefled, Thofe to Vchom ] have committed 
mj felf unto in the Lord? for I believe upon better confederation, ic wiliU 1 
found, that Cretenfis hath as much committed himfelf tc his people, as they ro 
him ; for they Preach snd rule as well as frftenfis j and bd evt u;on Esami- 
ration (theChurch will be found to Preach oftner then Cretfnps, for Jl \ :S 
cor.ft^ncand ftanding hbor=) and his yong Prophets to cxcrcife upon t!< > 

52 A further F>tfcovery of the Errors 

vmk ard Lord day, and he bound to heir and obey them as well as 
they Urn: Andno^vir Hoti? the Cobler were alive again, Cretcvfis and he 
would have no more Difputation and difference about humane iearnirgnc- 
ctlTiiy to the Imerprecing of Scriptures, and Preaching of the Word, Iceiag 
fietenfis allows ic now in his Church Members far inferior to HoiV, and Cre 
te* ft s would crave pardon of him for abuling him, fo as he did upon that Con- 
troverlic ; and fcr a recompence unto him, Mr. Ho ft Ihould be preferred to 
be Teacher in Crttfyjis Chorth ; Mr. Cretenfis the P aft or, and Mr. How the 
Teacher; for belike humane learning is not now necefDry to the Preaching 
ef the Word ; and fure we (hall one d^y have a Book of Cretenfis llecr*dta- 
tipns and ContefllonSj and might have had u before this time, but that Cre- 
tf.nfts knows not how his mindemay change again, and what New Light he 
may yet have, and fo he will ftjy till he dye?, t;iat we may have it altogether, 
and without any mere change. 

Cretetffis Sett. 15* /?<*. ij i8,ip. vvirh, a great many of flourtfhing words 
and a bold face, labors co pcffcffe the Reader, That in my Ant apology IK& 
Ganar<ta I have done nothing clfe almoit but labored wirh might and main 
to call for fire from H* 11 to deftroy the Saints , to inflame the powers of this 
world with hatred and bloodintiu-of fpirit again/I the Sons and Daughters 
of God, and to importune the Civil Magistrate to pour out themfclves in 
wrath and indignation agair ft them, charging me with a bloody Negotiation in 
writing (7rfwr<<w<i, inveterate netTe and Drjgon-likcntfle of fpirk, and how 
diametrally oppofi:e in the caufe and courfes I take againft Seduries, I am to 
Chrift, Pattl, Attftin, afoin and Luther. 

Reply. Cretenfis goes upon a fa fe foundation, fupppfing all thofe to be 
Saints, the Sons and Daughters of God, whom 1 fpcak againft in Gangr&a, 
which is ftark falfe, and of which I (hall give in my large Reply a fatishrtory 
account to the world of that nvftake. ; for however they are Grettnfa Saints, 
they are none of C^lods Saints, and (he man erres, not knowing the Scriptures; 
they may well go for Saints in Cretcnfis Kalender, but never in my Creed, 

neither go they for Saints in Mr. ThomM Goodwins 

* Mr.Tbmat Goodwins Ser- i are * Sermon before the Houfe of Commons, but 
on call d Thcgmt Intcreft arc there b!otted out by h, m . 

,f. SMC $yp^* tt .V 2, What ever I fpeak in both my Books upon 
any man think I am & pie&mng . x--i / -n. - 

for a. Liberty of *U Ofinionsjf this point to the Civil Magiltrare, is no other but 
vebat nature, &v.d how grafts fo- what the Scripture clearly holds otic - t and though 
ever, I humbly dcfire them to \ h ave ^ OQ Q j c w { t h affedion and zeal, yet not 

remember (but I only fiud for 

Siiir.ts j and I anfwQr plainly, The Saints need it not. The Apoftle tells us there nrc damn. 
sble HcreficSj fo i T. i-iji- a^ they will foon unfaint them. So that I fpeaking againft 
the eroded Errors, and men holding fuch,in bLTbo .Cjoodxins judgement I fpeak agamil thofe 
who are nc Saints, bur. arc perfons contradiftinguiihed and oppofed to Saints. with 

, And Praffifes of the Setter it s. 5 3 

\vith bicterr.eife nor bioodLufTe, and 1 am conliaenc ch^c C retsr.pi nur 
sll his compeers cannoi in all ihur reading ihcw me two Book* of any 
Divine who proves lo much, and fo foul things as] do in my Antapology 
and G(tN^<etta t written with more moderation, fairneile, and wiih Idle 
bkterndk ; ai.d ice ></?* in his n.x. Book inftance in any bloody b.t- 
ter paffjiges, alwa) es provided, he wrcit no: words nor leave out no part of 

3. The Sectaries trem< e!ves and Crcttvfis too will one day confcfle 
Mafter Ed-bards mopp*/(ing Errors, Hen/ie.*, difcoven- g rhem, and ftir- 
ring up the Mag ft.-atc* to :hcir duty, was their good tiiend, a merciful 
man, one who uu h wp-h tc^r a-d companion would haV^ faved them cu; ot 
the fire; and] uoiilda-k Crrienjif, whether are they more merciful, cen- 
d .r, that will noc lee luil.- Children, (iik peifons, madmen do what they 
will, go where they ple-tie, cat whac ihey l>it , or they who ufeal! go^d 
n;eins to hinder ih .ni, andp ovide wholfotne food and medicines for them- 
yea , I am of the mindc , bttoiea yeer comts ubouc the Magiftrarcs and 
Kingdom will fay Mjltcr E-.itearas , and thole men who either by vVriting 
cr Preaching fpck. mull againft trie Error*, Hcrnics, Scr.ifms oi the time , 
and Toleration, and Itirud u* up to hinder and iupprclle their growth 
were molt mercit^l bo h to ^he fouK arai bodies of men, and to the 
Kingdoms , and f:r fiom bloodmtlTe, bitterncfle, or inveteraceneflV. 

4. Whofoevrr dorh DJC well read the Sinp;ures, and obferve what 
quick fharp palfiges are there recorded to have come from the mouth 
of Chrift and his Apoftles againft iirrors , Herdies , and falle Teachers , 
yea, fharper and more fpoken againft falfe Dodrines and falfe Teachers! 
then againft bad manners, (as lor inftance, Mntt^e\\-j. 15. g*Uti**si. 
8, p. and 5. 10, 12. 2 Peter 2. i, 2) ^. 2 John 9. 10,11. the whole Epiftle 
of lude, Revelation 2. 14, 15,20, 12,23. ^-h a hundred other fuch ; 
will never blame me for biccetneiTe, bloodindTe , invereratenefle, &c. 
furioufntfli ard over eagerncfTe in my oppofmg Errors and falfe Teach 
ers , who according to my poor meifurc hive endeavoured in oppo- 
fing Errors, to follow the.Example of Chrift and his Apoftles , rhough 
I have fallen far fhort of my diuy in this kinde , not improving my 
time and Talents , but wanting in that Zeal, Counge, Diligence, re- 
quince to this work: (And however Cretcnfrs and his Compeers think over-done) yet I have great csufc to be deeply humbled for do 
ing no more, and to hie me into n,y S:udy,and cry^ifercrc weiDomine-. 
BJ: redraw to a conclufion,! (hali in tins cafe Anflver Crctcnfr and all 
tnc Scdaiies who accufe me, and cry our of my ea;erne(fc and over 
doing, as Luther did Erafmus, chirging him for t-jo" much vetiL mency. 


54 -A farther Difcovery of the Errors 

But that I htve dealt in tkit canfe mart 
1 covfffie It A faulty if it be a, f>ix/t yea I do Vfon- 
derf ufty re]ojce this teftimor.y to be ^iven ta me in the 
World in the CAufe of God : ^4n^ O that God hinj- 
felf Would confirm this tefiimony in the la ft day, ^ no 
thcnjkouldbe happier then Luther, ftho u commend 
ed by fuch a teftimonj of the a^e ht lived in, that 
he did not handle the canfc of truth flothftiily attddc- 
ctitfally, but vehfmently eMou^h.or rather too much? 
Then fhotild I happily efcsfe that of Jerern. Curfed 
be he that doth the work, &c. 

And FrA&ifu of tke Sectaries . 

from Lyn*f, (a puce well Known to Cnte*fis) concerning one John/on a 
SevTtKV a-.d Cannoneer, who d.ftoutfipg concerning P;esbytemns 
and independents, laid ihic i \csb) teruu s would hive their gu:s geared 
out; and being anfwtred tint the Presbyteml government was 
by bo:h Hjucsof I aiiumcn", and inathebe- 

/ . r i J IKS lent up to a Parliament 

ing mine kma-o^u not 10 talk aguni maB) an a a r nu e Copy of this 
1 them, he aiif.v;.d lor all ihr, they ihjiila Have gj Vvnmc by a Member of the 
their gu s goifcd out : NOA uiis ^nd more will Afllmbly. 
be a vet rod u,>on ojih, and U huicnb.d by iour 

nnd, JoknFce^ Rbitn Cttt ord TkoruM.gZu, Richtrd RebivfoH. J/.irc/.y. 
645. I h^ f conj is oi my i .If old un o me bxh by a g->^lv M miller, ^nd b/ 
Gen .U-m n of Worth and honvih , who *veic far wuntffjs; nanitly, that 
that \ was piry 1 was no: handed tor an <. x mp!e for in: kuig rny lalt iJook, 
and tha . it were a good deed I were knotkt on theluaJ. Atriirdisot an- 
oiher Minifter, a Pres-byterun, an aftive man, fo.r.e Independents in the hear 
ing of ar&irnfter (who relates n.) fiid they hoped t.rc Ijng to fee him in 
Lollards "fo .vcr : The Uft \ (h\ll inftante in, isapiifa^e ou: of a Lettei fcnc 
from Dovsr fujfcribed by rive nands , concerning an hidcpendent there, one 
Milter Afa, r c*/,\ hit in his txpou.idmgrhe Scriptures, witi much vehemency 
cries out to th-: people agai-uit our prefenc Miniitey, jottr Prirjls t your dam 
ned Priffts, jour curbed I rit/h, &c. Now fretfrtfts 
I challenge you in ail my blood) r,t attritions agtirft Thi s Letter was written to 

the Seftarics (as you phrafe it) toQio.v in any of a ^ c " lbcr , / r T he Airembl y 
ff n. and the whole Letter printed 

my Books any fuch paflige againft the Sectaries wbMim t - ollows afca l warJi . 
as thefe are, or any lo bituer as 1 can pro -luce out 

of yours and other of your Sainrs Book=,is ^Arraignment of c pcrf(cution.&c t 
Cr tcxjtsin Sed. 18. and 19. laves down four things ! Tr a: in the 7 . 
Error cf this Cata iouge 1 intended to arraign his opinion concerning the 
imputation of Faith, an.j o*~ Imputation of C trifts righteoftfttfjfe inluflifi- 
catio". 2. That I do falfly and forg : ngly reprefent the opinion by fathering 
that mungrel exprcflion TO credere upon ir, and which is no where ufed by 
him throughout the Controverfie. 3. Thac I charge him to quote Cahi t 
Bu r *tr, & aliirm others for his opinion in the point off*ftiJlcatioH t whott\ yet I 
affir;nto beproftlkdly of another judgement in the Doctrine of Jufttfication^ 
which hedeclires to be falfe,ind then quotes fome plices cu of Calvin^ Bti- 
r^r,for the juftifying of himfelf, ancl difproving my former AlKgition. 4. He 
recriminites, afperfe?, and jeers at roe, that in my going about to net, He the 
miftakesofo .hers, and being the great Ariftarchus of the Errors, and Here. 
fies of the times, have my fclf vented Atheological and putid affertions in the 
point of fu/lijicAtioa t is in Cjan^rtna, the margin, and that if Calvi n 


5 6 A fttrt hfr D/fcovgry of the Errors 

and Sneer be not tor him, but I (hall liana ilill to deny it, he mutlproftHe 
ingenuoully that he knows no reulon biu to judge me unc.pable of chc Englifii 
Icnle ot a Latin fctuentc , and that if 1 deny Calvin, Bcer, and orhcrs whom 
he quotes to be ot ihe lame judgement with him in the point c>f Iuftific*tiox t 
then 1 either (hew my (elf to be a very illiterate man s and not able to conftrue 
a peece ot plain Lidn. or clfe charge CWt/m, Buccr, and the reft, with bang 
ot a judgement as contnry to thtmfelves as to him , and then quoting 
Calvin, (peaks tome, If I can conftrue Lari, to confcftc in Englijl, Whether 
Calvin be of a differing judgement from him in the point of Ittftification. 

7/7. Tis a lign Crctcnfis hath a guil y conftience, that upon the naming 
of an Error abouc iK/ificttint, without the leaft rtflcfting upon him in any 
kind, hcihould take it fo to himfelr, as to fay I meant him particularly ; 
there are divers other Seftjries bdides Crete*/h who hold this Error, whom 
I might aime at, and did intend as well as Mailer Goodwin. Secondly I have 
neither falily nor torgingly reprefented the opinion in fing that ezprcflion of 
TO credere, though J (hould grant that to be true, (which yet I do not ) that 
Cretcnfis hath never in Sermons, Deputations nor Books written by him ex- 
prdled himfelf after this manner, i. Bccaufe there being orher Sectaries 
btfides Crctefis holding ihe fame opinion, if they have ufed ^credere in 
D.tcourfes , and defended it, that s enough to juftifie me. 2 In Crete*fis 
Books of juftihca ion, cis more then once affirmed in rrrwwthat Ftitki* 
A prefer fenfa is imputed to )ftification, andttot Ckrifts rigbteoitfaefe imputed, 
and now indeed he (ayes aid unlaies, ihutfies and cut5, teems telay the fame 
with other Divines, and then prelentlv rheconrary, 1 fhall lliow (God 
willingj at Urge in mv full Reply. 3. To credere ufed by me infetting down 
this Error, cannot be j.iftly termed a reprefentmg the opinion faltcly and for- 
gingly, it being ufed commonly bv all D vines that handle this opinion, both 
by the Orthodox who writ againft ir, ar.d thofe who are for it: Armixitu 
holding this opinion, uftd this cxpnilion as learned GomarM in a Confe 
rence held with* drminiiu , proved from Armi* 

A ^ r.iw own hand writing, wherein he maintained 
SrwM. Ndtioiul, Pordr. . .,./ . D , _, . . , 

that in mans juittncatton before God, thcrighte- 

oufnefTv of Chrift not to be imputed to juft hcation.btit faith it felf,orTfr^rr 
by the gracious acceptance of God to be thit righteoufntfle of ours by 

which we are juftificd before God ; yea,and * Mr. 

IVonon himfdf fretem/is Mailer fpeaks fo, buc 

^M.7J-*7<. hen we fay faith juftifies, we underftand ipfcm 

eredfrt, -n xtviunr; 3. lor that charge againit Cretexfis of quoting afoin t 

Bucer, and and otners for him, when thry are known cxprofcfto to be of an- 

oihci judgement, ,tis mod true and jtsft, and a man would wonder at the 


**<{ Profit fes of ike Seftaries. 5 7 

nnpudcncy of Crftenftt ?o deny ir, and to quote Calvin and Bucertgtin as 
hedesj and before I have done with Cretenfis r. (hall appear that I will 
make good the charge agairft him, and yet neither fhow my fclf a very 
illiterate man, notable to conlkrue a pcece of plain Latin, nor yet charge 
Calvin, Luther, and the reft with being of a judgement contrary tothetn- 
falvcs, but difcover him to be an impadent caviller and falftfier of Authors. 
As for thofc very places quoted by him out of Ca/vi*, they prove not the 
thing he quote* them for, and therefore did wifely forbear to cnglifh them : 
He wretchedly and mifcrably wrefts them, asthiton Galath. 3.6 . where 
Cahin both in the words going before the words quoted by Cretenfit t and 
afterwards at large, fhowes he takes faith not in a proper fcnft, but in i 
Relative, refpec fcng the object ; and to fatijfi- the Reader, I will quote 
Calvins words upon that place next itnrnediitly following the fentcncc 
quoted by him out of (, alvin. Ergo \tiftificari fide dicimur, non quit fides 
kubitum aut qua lit at em in not transfnndat : ftd qttia dco acccpti (umta. Cur 
autemfidei tribuitMr ta*tru honor ^nt votetur caufa JM/liti Hoftrtyrirno fciendum 
eft e(ff ctttfam inftrHmentalem vtniitaxat ; *am frotric loejuendo t }Hftitix 
nvftr* nihit t/iud eft ejutm grAtuitA f Dsi accept iojn qua fundat* eft noftra fall**: 
Sf d cjtiia, c Domi*H4 tfftintoniunt A mnru nbh tworuffti & gratiat per Ev^nge- 
l\ttn reddendo, iltatn qtttm dixi juffitiam nobii communicat : utcofide Oiam 
pfveipimtu. E r H* quant fidei tribvimtu hominif }{Hficationcntnon df caufa 
principal^ diftutamtu ; fed t ant urn nvtamtit modum quo ftrveniunt homief ad 
vertm jttftitiam. Jufttti* tnint h<e c me rum eft Dei donttvt, non qu .t litas <]((<* 
in bominilim h*reat> fed fide tantttm poffidetur^ nrejxeid mer no fidei tit fit qxn- 
fidebita merca: ftd quit fidt recipimtu quot *Deut vitro donat. I forbear 
te Fnglifh this puff -ge letvingh o Crctenfa to bave a proof of him whether 
|e will not b^as falfe in his rranflitiofls 25 in hi? quotations ; So thofe words 
<A Calvi* on ROTH. 4 3. v . make nothing a: all ro prove the Imputation of 
Tairh and the non- Imputation of Chrift< nghtcoufncfle, bu: even upon thofe 
verf /s Calvin cxpreflts feveral pafl"iges to the contrary, as they who turn to 
theplacej may fee: And for Bucer Mr.PT^rcwhimfdfac knowledges he was of 
another judgement, fpeaking thus of him, Vt wn I perfictAemj fclf tohave 
been tht Author of tku opinion of Imputation ; 

feefide* JKt formed Divines generally, nor only Wotton. dc Rccwc-ptrt. T..I. 
twoor three, but all are a^ainft rhisopinionof ^- 4- J?w c& dcimfu- 
the Imputation of faith, and non.Impu:a ion of ""," 
Chrift* rightwufntfle, ?nd for proof of this the 

Reader may perufe Mr.Rff^rtm^hs examination of Cretoifn Trcarifl 1 of Jufli- 
fication, firfl part page 9, 10. where he fliowcsthat all our Divines arc 
Igiinft Faith in a proper ftnff, Luther^ Calvin, Bucer, Parent, 

5 8 A fun her D/fftverj of the Errors 

) &:. (however Armimtu and2?*m/ were for it) unto which 
it never to this day made any Reply (chough be vapors and brags 
thus of his opinion of Imput Alien ef F/itth ) So alfo the Preface to the 
Charches, fe: before the Ads of the Synod of Don fhowes the fame by 
Coma-rut particuhr y irftancmg in, and convincing Arrninitu of his Heto- 
rodoxncs from holding of this opinion, that in juftificatien the righteoufnefic 
of Chrft was not impured, buibdeeving: And now confidering all thi, 
and much more that hath been faid and written to Crttfx/tj, I cannot buc 
wondtrr he fhould be fuch an impudent Cretenfu as to bring thefe places out 
of Calvin, Evcer, Parcujy and can give no other reafon of ir, butthatof 
P<i*/to Titus CosCirningHcrericksf^xf f^rw** ///&**, being condemned 
nf kimfetfi and for this Error, and many more which Cretenfis holds (not- 
wirhft.nding all his pallisting and daubing) I hold them fo grea"-, and the 
differences in opinions between him and 1 to be of fuch moment, that as 
Gpr/tarutiold ArmmiKs, he disrft not appear before the judgement feat of 
Chr ft wirh hi opinions, fo neither would i with Crttenfv opinions, nor his 
wayes of managing thtra for a thoufand worlds : As for Creienfis charging 
me wirh venting Errors in the point of juftification, whilfll was reckon- 
iog up the Errors of o htrs, I Reply, Cretenfu takes advantage from a word 
cr two kft our by the Printer in the margin of my Book, which was not the 
fault of my Copy, as lam ready to fatisHe any man, and to mzkeit appear 
undeniable, befidts in the fccond imprtfliDn of my Book ( which came forth 
full fourteen dayes before Cretcnfij AnAver) the miftake was amended $ 
however the fenfe of ths word before it was amended cafily fhewed where 
the fault wa*, though Cretenfis aggravate U fo high, as ro make it amount to 
Atheological and putid actions. Bot in one word to flop the mourhof 
Crrtenfo, whit I iay of Juftification in rhe margin of p*fe 22. tis verbarim 
10 atirtleinthenew Annotations on the Bible, made by the joynt i/j>ours of 
terrain learned Diviners appointed thereunto by Authority, and whatever 
in th? fTfft .mpreffio was rr.ifiaken in thatparticalar by the fault of the Printer, 
was fn thefecond long before Cretenfis Animadverfions amended by me, f 
r hat the Pleader may olf^rve that Crttenfa for want of matter findesfiult 
where the fault is co .fefT^d to hi? rnnd ; and had I any hope Crctenfif cotHd 
cnderftand Latin wh;n i: .r.ik^s againft his opinion of rhe imputation of faitfa, 
and \vould be convinced, I would turn him over to divers learned men to 
fcngliih rheir Larine fcnrtncef, 25 Peter A4*rtyr, Lubbertvt, SibrAnd*s &c. 
where the man (hoaid read o*her manner of evidence agairft non- imputation 
d faitfi, and for imputation of Chrifts righreoufneffe, then ever he )et 
j.ffjrcd in all hif fermons ard difcourfes about Juftification j bu: for a cone la- 
Crctfxjif anfwer tne one qqeftion, why did you no: as well except a- 


nicn rimed ta r? Cinicsue. rtc. 54, J?>-is:^5- 
of tuca LQ i pfop<r kcu iiif aiid :o j .thrkadoa ; YOU vrc as sacfe ca : 
ad pinkulii zed ta chcai is m :hs, usd t her ciii YOU Fi:her as w*,i is :*$ - 
bat I Uijpci e ;ce revise ou *e no: T ; C *-Jliog is pusl-coc :o owa r-^e 
CklUrai, ird U> woalU riic co cocicc at :htr,:hccefi ! col jc co: rbok iri 
o. her cairgi a;u down !.: BT &oo4 ( :hoc^h ^triJoacfoar BUK writKn u-?ca 
; cnri^d toj. xr^i hi? c miUc TOU is i Bcir robbed ol her wbc w, to 
cue I >houid know (ochbv voc. 

r.V.r S7.<cft. 2 j.Uboort :o ckir hnnfdf frB i ?i9ie I ckirsei hia 
: he ih-old actcr in i Scnroa iuoil the ?iriuaKnc^i thor pc^cr, 
or- t*^ I: wis Bcc-JvB^ ci:e buc i tnicinat ind c!r tnch, aad tbic wtirifc 
4 a ^ pid^d chc trial o Prtsby^rian H.t ic fcil^i w as cm fortfc ia foi 
1 *tcnoa: lifeas :bc IcJi dam^c ot acraKDcbf it. tad ii tut luch 

09 ci^i bf ic :o il^hc dxr Auchoncy icd powtr, be kaowcs no wilde 

hive broke ia ir, bn: t oae P crsi>Trenaas ; inl :h oli oo icwnfus- 

lus DuUd :o i -jrcif h i-urd OK tor itniiog i; :he roocV PiribBncarr 
oiotvy uhl c>orcr,ocviull: that I rxadc ti 2 i; with ks cm:h ( kecak it) 
iss (poking ibdu^rictiui if icd coateayi Aly of chc Piriaroes^ 

4 Crrr.^V, ifrtr fo hi^ 

. : ^ v . .-,-., 


lc CMMBI:UL judged i:of f 

ts toofnMcfor :h<tn co cccmnr . to chart: wi$ onierrd ro be 
rcporced by the Ciiair-min to toe Hwfe it fejf. and MnUr *rvw*coldn 
retoeno>e W i$bT oniet ot rffcrComwrec to report k ( diM* ST 
BWT great bohaencrs ol the Kra*dom he was hiodred)oow I t ir dtattfcer til 
diis Crmfv tbould :n rbe T g h: ol the fas jufai: i: for a auniMI aad deas 
crarh . aa4 %e ou: uron IK and ar Aboetton lor rtod^ fial: ni htm, i 
iicrai^e bight; cerattiy Crrrn^^, if what TOO had ltd had be fucha 
awmhcit aad dear truch, tis woafcr foch words ihoaid be fp*?ii ia rk. 
Coaowttee of if, aad the thing ordered co be re- 

portd to Ae Houie i; icif, as co h?gh tor a Com- MqUr Ptrns Tnaa Tri- 
ittee i aad that your words fpoken agairft :he "^pQ^ *3 FxUhooii. r- 
ere aoc i maatfeii :rath j I rder ^ * i:c re *-" c * *** 5fc 

c? ^ mvr co . 

eord kepc by the Canute torPIwdrtd Miftfter?. ***, 

Asforchcreifonyou iminatewhycltio whkh f $ 
wis ottered b?yoo,wisaa<luiige] but nm^ji& i 


6 o A fan hi r Discovery of the Errors 

clear truth ,becaufe it hath pad d rhe trial of Presbyterian fire it (blf,& is come 
fpr. hin full waigiv, without fufeing the Icaft dammageor detriment of ir, 
that is, upon. complaint and examination of it by a Committee of Parliament 
you are come cfi] and not cenfured. I Reply, the Reader may obferve that 
PresbytefUn fire is a cooler, fafcer, gentler fire then the Independent fire, 
and that the presby teams are not fo hot crying for fire from heUto deftroy 
Alt thofe \frho receive the Lord Cfoifi, cnlj becattfe their faces are not inftaxlj fet 
to receive the Traditions sf their Difciflirtt and Dottrine ; for Crctenfts hath 
palled the rrisl of Presbyterian fire it fclf, and is come ferthinfull waighc 
without fufFering che leaft damage or detriment by it : I beleiveif cither I, 
or any known cordial Presbyterian in SngUnd in ("peaking againft the Inde 
pendent party, had faid fo much to the vilifying and contempt of the Parlia 
ment as Crcienfts did, in fpeaking agair/ft Presbyterians, and we had come to 
the trial of Independent fire it ielf, weftiauld never have come forth in 
full waight without rfering the ieaft damage or detriment by it , but we 
Ihould have carried to oi:r graves the fcorching and skars of that fire, if not 
wholy confumed by it. 2. Though you were one of che firft., y et you arc not 
alone, nor thelaft of thofe who by writing or fpeaking hwisg uttered 
things agjinft the Parliament, and being queftioned by Committees have 
pafted the trial of Presbyterian fire, and core eft" too, witneffeyont brother 
Lilburtt, and yet all they have faid and written, have not been rtianifcft and 
clear truths: You who are Independents and Se<5hries have prrvikdges in 
miny things which poor Presbyterians have notj ydir tiRve a privilfdgeto 
iteal horfef, Cretenfis pag. 34 whereas ds a great fault in Presbyterians ro 
look over the hedge ; you have a priviledge 10 fet up Churches and a Go 
vernment of your own without leave, or waiting on the Parliament ; but 
cisagreat offence in the Presbyterians to Petition the Parliament inall hu 
mility to fettle the Presbyterian Government, wit-neffe thofe many repro- 
thes in fome printed news Books ( thofe penfioners of the Independent 
party) as alfo the bitter preaching againft their Petitions by femelnd^petl- 
dent Minifters, wirh the hard fpeechcs caftout againft them by the Indepen 
dent party, You btlike have a priviledge to preach, prin r , fpeak any thing 
againft Parliament, their Ordinances, Orders, Covenant, Members.* yea to 
T againft their Voces, Ordinances, and to pajfe-ths trial of Trcsbyter ian 
fir fas f ou terme it) and to come forth in fall Waigbt Withvtit f*ff&wg the 
Itgft damage or detriment, whereas I m perfwaded a great deal lefle preached 
or printed by Presbyterians, would have been centered to be burnt by th^ 
han4,ot the eomrnon Hangman, and the men themfelves in danger of hang 

Thirdly, fictenfts, you have no fuch reafon toboaftfo of what you have 


And Prattifts of the Setf tries. 6 1 

preacn d, thai: tis arrisnifett and clear truth and rmh pafod the Presbyterian 
fireitfelf, and rs come forth in Ml waight, &c. till you know what the 
fenfe of the Houfeof Commons will be upon it ; when ds reported ro the 
Houfe according to the order of the Committee, and the Houfe hath cleared 
you, thenyoB mighr better have fed thefc word* ; but Crrtev/is, though 
yotifiy the bitrerntflj of charh is psft, all danger is over, you may be de 
ceived, ejttot .i?frttr-no* a* fa t#r, the Honfe may he at more leafure and call 
upon fnch ]ktn-.fe of : Hing<-, and uporii revtdw you may be made to know 
what tr, not only ro titghc and vil fie a Parliament, optna gaptoatotal 
contempt ot all^Meir Authority and power, bur when you have done fo, 
then cpenly and ptjbfliki !y to j\ fl ; -rie hat what yda have faid is 1 manifell 3nd 

dear truth, frctenfii \ tell Vciti plirnlr, 1 would nd: for all the Books in my 
ftu oV, the Inceperidtns coufd prove fuch wdr dt fpok Cn Sy rric agiinft the 
power and dignky ot Pirfraittcrfr, hovv Jiijht account focvcr you make of 

Fourthly, the Reader may of ihi^clclrly fee what to judge of Crettfu 
charging m : and mV bock with fj-ing fdrgcry &c. wheff aVtie is not afhamt d 
to tax meinthisplac^, fh afrT dot/fa hot ligfefy have attdfed any thing that 
(truck more dan^erorlly at the very root of all Parliamentary Authority and 
power, then to fay that Ctrteufn m fpelkirrg agairft the Parliament and 
their puwer, opened a gap to lighting- df rtrttr 1 ^tf-hority afed pawer ; what 
attrmgeart artd faeulry hilh CrtrMj?r te 6i l ti\iKtfa #M ;> An.fiort for hrm, 
thbtfgh they w?/c ag^ ; nft rfrnt; To^df rfra ^fht itrilfW iffij^fr; arid his Aoet- 
WtS in pleadrn^fdr rtie Pafliirfrrrt:a^.itlft^Cr^fX/fr, td ftrike dangeroufl/at 
the very roor df ail Pxrliamcfr^aty Authority andpoWer ? and th^t ritftMth- 
ftsndingfotthc wwtjftf;^/^ fpake a gamft the Parliament hf^ascdm. 
pbincdof tdtheCommi Cee of Plundered Mirifte Ts by undcfftandmg men 
and co-refill f6 the Parljamenr, dnc! ttte mar. tef 1; fo deeply refcrrted by the 
Hsnonrabte Comtttirte e, as J hw> alrdaidr exJjfcrTM ; bur the truth of it is, 
Crftenfi in all his wrjtlrtgs, both in poirrt of opinions, and Wdrds that he 
utters in defence of the rti,he will fry any rhinp as ffianifLftly contrary totfiitrr, 
as to sffirftf black is white", and dirkneile Ifgfa; rielrher will he be beaten 
owrof ir by a fiy re-afon , but hid^himfclf, ahtf cfdnrfs things in a multitude 
f words, where an ordinary Reader lofes bimfdf as ih a wood. 

Vifthff, tis ftWrt^^r^.fo-a dirfe fiy that you know rrohfc &t P^res- 
tttin atthe gjp jtJu have rriride, do yon rior kno\V What 
befidcs have younor reaif gkglwds $lnlxi$kt, Tht Or- 
ifamedfcMmT*vhua(M ?y>\\ i iiie^ed lead the way,and 
was the fitftofaJrtne pretended ftiend i to-the Psrliamctr, ontofdifcbnt^ht 

miflJriga place iff the Aumbry) who f^ake fo flightly and fcornfuiyof the 

Parliament . 

d further Difcovery of the Btrws 

Parliament; buc many have followed you and broken in at ir, borh in Ser 
mons,. Diftourfes, printed Books, efpeciaiiy when any thing the Parliament 
wasabautdii pleafed ihern : but as for the Presbyterians refpect*, duty, pa- 
tienc waiting on the Piirliamenr, as tis already evident to many; fol doubc 
not, buna due ttme it will be maniftfteu to all the world to their Honou-, 
and the ihame of the Independent party j and I challenge you to inftance in 
any one Presbyterian, who hach either abufed the whole Parliament-, or 
/ingled cue many particular Members by name, as many of your Sectaries 
have doae ; but of the difference in the carriage and behaviour of thfc 
Presbyterians to the Parliamenr, and of the Sectaries to the Parliament, I 
hive at large fa risiied rhc Reader in Gav^mna, page 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. 
all which Cntenfis takes no notice of,not giving the leaft anf\ver untoir, and 
therefore Cretenfts before you vapour any more in this kinde, remember in 
your rqoynder, to anfwer all I have faid agair.ft your party, in thofc p*ges 
now mentioned. 

Crettnfij Sect. 23. makes a great deal of do,fpending many leaves in ex- 
ufing himfelf, and fome of his Church for bowling on a day of publike 
thankfgiving, * telli ng the Reader it was in the evening, and in the company 
" of Presbyierians, and but for about half an hour ; and he relates a ftory 
* of four Presbyterians fpending an afternoon upon a day of Thankfgiving 
" in fiQiing ; and threatens that if I goon in telling tales of Independents, 
"he or fome others will tell ftories of Presbyterian miftakes in the night, 
"and of a Presbyterian Angel, who hath committed fomefonloftence, yea 
"and thathehatnaManufcriptby him concerning Mafter Sfatrds himfelf, 
"which difcovereth his jugling, and indirect walking between the two 
"Towns of <7^4/w^inSnrry, and c Dunmo^ in Efa; and that if there 
c< be no remedy, it will be content to fubmit it felf to the Preffe, and there* 
" fore concludes if I go on to lay open the Sectaries j I have devoted the 
"names and reputation of all Presbyterians who arc oSnoxions to theuni- 
"vcrfal abhorring both of tkc prcfcnt and future ages, and therefore faith it 
"conctrns all Presbyterians in general , and the Doctorage of this way 
" more particularly to heal the Gangrenof my pea, and roreftrain thefur- 
* ther fpreading of it, othcrwife their names and reptations are but fo 
" many dead eorpfes. 

Rcflj. I (hall referve many things I could anfwcr te this Section, till f 
full Reply, and for prefent fay thefe few things; Firft, Crttcnfo after two 
whole leaves fpent, and a motntain of words caft up, confelfifes in the clofc 
the thing I charged him with, that he played at bowls on aday of publiqnc 
Thankfgiving, only he minces ,extennates, feides his fin all he nay, fpeaking 
of it very tenderly, jlirrivg himfelf 4 little ty ctfting* */, ht*k*g h***- 

f *f 

es of \htStft ATMS. 6$ 

felf for about ha, If an hour totheexfrcife- the fun being by th*t time either 
eloVHt, or very neer it. Now thefe words of fretenfit, b.ings to my mind 
thatanfwerof ssftro* to Mofes about the golden Calf; then I etft the gott 
irttfthe fire, *nd there came out thu ctlf^ as if the Calf madeitfclf, and 
came out without hands: So Cre te nfts call , a Bowl &f. How much mo.e 
becomming a Chriftian, and a Mmifter of the Gofpd had it been, for Matter 
Godtoi* to hare given glory to God, and to have fa id as fob , If I covered 
my trAitfgreJJioMS M Adttn, bj hiding mine iniquity in my bofome ; but as Cre- 
tenpt throughout his whole dtfcourfe,ha f .h twenty & ten fetches abour, to pal- 
iiat, excufc,ilite, make a mock of all the horrid Heretics, Blafphemief, and 
Praftifesof all the St ft tries fpokcn of by me/odothhc theOme hereof hirn- 
idi and fome of his Church. Now that the Reader may be undeceived, though 
ihc ft[ft relation ot this bufines \vas told me accidentally as it was to another, 
without inquiry or thought on my part (though thenfo fpoken, as by cir- 
cumftances I concluded it to be true ; ) yet fincc Crettnfis Anfwer came forh 
1 have enquired more particularly into it, and I have it upon good ground to 
be after this manner; Cretenfts preached in the morning, bu: in the afternoon 
was at no Sermon, not joyninghimfelf tofpend the latter part of the day with 
any of thefociety of Gods people in Thankfgiving for fo great a victory ; but 
in the afternoon went a walking with fomc of his Church, and after that to 
Bowls, and inftead of Cretenfis about half A* hour, that he ftirred himjelf* 
little by cafting a TSoftt ; he played at Bowls about two hours , and gave over 
atfuchtime, (which therefore is not probable to be when the fun was gon 
down, )that another company came and played after them. Now I could a- 
nimadvert divers things upon this relation of Crttenfif^f \ve\\ as Cretenftshuh 
f*/ < 3 1 >33t34,5.5>t .l.that we may fee Independents hive iprivi/fdgeoft*fe t 
yea,and of piophancfle too,to fi: idle at home, or walk abroad totaketheit 
pleasure, when the poor Presbyrerians are either preaching or praying, or 
elfe joyning themfelves to the AflTemblic?, where preaching, prayer and o- 
ther holy worfhips are performing; and if Cretenfis will pretend he was a 
weary of his preaching in the forenoon, and fo fome what indifpofed to fur 
ther labour that day ;I anfwer, this is ;uft Biihoplike, who when their Lord- 
fhips had preached in a forenoon,they were fo weary they could no: fo much 
as corns to Church that afternoon ; but Cretenfts, though you were fo weary 
as vou could not preach, could you not have come, and given thanks for the 
V.ftory ; nay, if thit had been too much trouble for your Lord Chip, bzcaufcof 
your great wearinetfe and indifpofedn^fs after your great labors, to have gone 
abroid to fome ofthe Presbyterians Churches ; could you not have gathered 
your Church together in your houfe,appointed fome of your Prophets to have 
exercfcd, and you only have fate by as at o .her times , reding your weary 


64 4 further -Difiweryofihe Emrs 

bone?. Truly -Gretcnji/ in my minde this & a very poor puto-fT, and forrv fhife. 

2. Cretenfti for ail his wearinefle and indtlpofedneffe to further labour 
of preaching, or hearing that day, yet was fo eager upon his fporrs that he 
knew not how the time wen? away making a long half hour, reckoning half 
an hour for twohoars ; bus Crett#(k might eafily tnsftake in this,, and I ihaii 
excufe him, it bang-ufoal rof men in their fports to think dmefhprr, md to 
judge they have not been an -hour when they have been playing two or three; 
but I will fpare Cretenfis and animadvert no farther for .prefent, neither 
on the ftory nor on his Aoimadverfions upon it. 

Secondly, asforthar Cretenfis brings by way of excufe, fome Presbyte 
rians played with him, &c. I Anfwer, it was their fault and (in, neither will 
I go about to plead for B**l, nor palliate excufe things that are erii in Pres 
byterians, as Cretenfis doth all kind of horrid Blafphemies and Herefies in 
his Sectaries : however Cretenfis is never the leffe in fault bccaufe of com 
pany; and indeed Cretenfis being a Minifter, (hould have given them (being 
private Chriftians) better example 3 befides who kaows but Cr etenfis example 
drew th,efe Presbyterians to it, and further tis likely thefe Presbyterians had 
been in the afternoon at fome Presbyterian Church, offered up to God both 
a morning and evening facrifice of thankfgiving, cime from home later then 
fretsnfts and his Brethren, neither doth Cretenfis fay the Presbyterians came 
forthwith him, but as heeds his own tale, he relates that after his walking 
about a quarter of a mile (which might be a mile, as well as his half hours 
bowling two hours) and after hte corning into the Gardeq, and ficting 
about half an hour in an Arbour (which we may well reckon for an hour to) 
came in fome of M after Sfrtoards judgement of Church-C^overnment; all 
which being confidered ; makes the matter not fo bad in the Prcbyterians as in 
Cretenfis ,but fuppefing all this, yt I will not excufe them. 

Thirdly, as for that ftory of one of the Affembly with three more of 

his corn or fub Presbyters, rather four Minifters in all (exprefTed by 

Cretenfis all a long in afcoffing,yea in aprophane manner ; bringing in hea 
ven and Gods providence to make up his jefts and jeers,) fpendmg a whole 
afternoon upon a day of Thankfgiving in fithing, I greatly blame them, and 
if there was any fuch thing, they have caufe to be aftiamed of it as well as you 
for your bowling ; and it had been finer for them four Mmifters to have been 
fifhing for the fouls of men, preaching fomcvvhcre untie afternoon, then a 
catching of Roaches; and thus you fee Cretenfis I am impartial, not flike 
the Independents) excufing all things in Presbyterians as they in Sectaries 
though never fo vilde,and therefore your Proverb of Tresbyterians leaving a 
privilcdge to fteat Horfes holds no; as you fee, for I am againft a Toleration 
of them to look^ on. \ 


tnd PrAtfifts of the Se?Anej . 6 5 

_, i .,. i - _ . . . .-.__.. 

Fourthly, As for your threats of difcovering Presbyterian miftakes in the 
nighr, and co leave the world to judge whether they be not worfe then Inde 
pendents bowling on dayes, &c. and of the ftory of a Presbyterian Angel 
whkh you will clap tomymcuth, and ftop it forever: I anfwer , do your 
worlt, difcover what PreshjttrUn mi flakes in the niglx you can, aid tell 
whit ftories you pleafe of i7 J res6jteri*n &4ngel t l fear you not, it will not 
ftop my mouth : 1 bleffe God, he who Iftcpetb the feet of hu Saints, hath fo 
prefervei me, that I care not what all the Sectaries under Heaven can fay a- 
gainft me, I bldteGcd, I have whereof to rejoyee and glory before men 
(though before God I know my manifold weakndfcs and tranfgreffions, aid 
have nothing to glory in but the free mercy of God, and the righteoufnefie 
of J;fus ChriftJ and therefore rttt/is if you mean me, by mTftukes i* the 
flight, *nd by Presbyterian Angil (is yonr words feeffl to insinuate, fpeaking 
umo me, and the Reader may be apt to fake your meaning fo) fpeak out, do 
your woift,! defieyou and all your company to -prove any fuch things, OH: but 
the (ufpition of them ; fo/ 1 muft tell you Crctenjis t I have ever fince I came 
to be a Preacher of the Gofpel walked by that rule of the Apoftle, Providing 
l.ntft thingtyitct only in fight of the Lord, Irnt htke fight of men : And as tor 
other Presbyterian Ministers, if any of them have walked loofely and fcanda- 
lotfly, let them look to it, I will be no Patron for them, neither will I have 
my mouth flopped from opening the Error?, Herefies, Pnc^fcs of the Secis* 
ries,or laying open by name Itnpoftors and Seducers, r grariffe the conceal 
ment of fomthing foul in a Presbvrerian, let them bear the iluine of ic for all 
me, and give Cod glory in conftffing; cn!y i would dcfire Cretenfit and the 
Reader to obferve the difference bet ween my Difcourfc of Errors, Herefies, 
and Practises in Sectaries, and Crr/^w/Fj-difiovery threarned. 

1. Crtttuft Difcovery will be cur of revenge, malior, bccapfe the Errors 
of the Sectaries a re laid open, and which othcrnifc he Jmplics (bouJdnoc 
hive been difcovercd, and if I would ceafe the Errors of the 
time?, thofe ftories fhould never have come to lighr ; bur now rriy Catalogue 
wssandis purely out of confcicnce, not our of ill-vrif! to a-^ m^n, b .u to 
prcferve many from falling , and to recover others before they are gone 
too far. 

2. The Errors, Pradift s, wayes which I lay down throughout my Book, 
are the very principles and wayes of the Sectaries as fiuh Sectaries, eirher 
being their Opinion?, or flowing necefTaiilv from rhcrr,or are means made afc 
of by them to incresfe their way, compare their dc{ign<, whcrr.s any pei- 
fonal mifcarriages of the Prcfbyteria 1 -^ are fir from falliig under any fuch 
confiderations ; butthefruics of the fU& and Saran raking advantage upon 
them, oi which things they have no fruit, but arc athimed and have re^cntt d. 


66 A further D/fcovtry of the Errors 

"3. Thefe Errors and PradLfes in ths Sectaries are now found in them, 
cleaving to them (ince, and no.t before they turn d Sectaries, whereas thefe 
mifcarrisgKS of the Presbyterians, are not now upoa them, nor never fincc 
they were Presbyterians, bat may be many years before, when Epifcopal and 

4. The Independents and Sectaries cry np themfclves and their way as t 
purer, holier way then other mens, nuking themfelves the only Saints, the 
Paradife of God, the tender confcienced men, thereupon feparaung from our 
Churches, and accounting the Presbyterians as adunghil j which kinde of 
notions among the people , crying the Saints, the Saints, tender confcienees , 
hath gained them more then all their Arguments; and therefore to take off 
this Argument, /tis neccfory to (hew they are not holier then others, neither 
iiave tenderer contciences, but are loofer, and larger confcienced men : And 
1 ask O^*/*/,wben as BeRarmine and other Papifts bring againft Prottftants 
hoHnefle ef life as a note of the Church of ^me y and boaft ef the great ho- 
Eneffe that is in their Church above what is in the Proteftants ; whether do 

not the * Proteftants juftly and properly to dif- 

* Whitaker, Second Quito, prove them, give inftances and (lories of the wic- 
$>t Ecslcf.<pi*ft.i.c. 1 1 f J4z, ted lives and ways of many Papifts, befides of the 
34^- PapifieiD^resturftt D ft r i n$ i n c he Church of Rome- and if the 

fcysi I***. d v c a d r blamelc{re ; h r c r ank 

Ponttfcc U infimur*. be a fault in the Presbyterians to do the fame, 

Ptncbum multi *n v*vi when they are to anfwer the Sectaries > but now 

itU etiumgrwif- tne Presbyterians do not feparate from the Inde- 

erinntur. vi- peD< i ems out o f pretences of greater holincfle, 

<w md G e n r cr Y U P themfelves in Sermons and Books as 

rriucs . occona oe~ / . j_r UTJ j 

j.cra! Controveriie of the th only Saints, and therefore the Independents 

Church. |eft. .?. of the cannot fo juftly bring thefe things againft the 

notes A marks of the Church* Presbyterians , as the Presbyterians againft 

pag.9&. t^mefi "BcttArm. Ener- t j iem 7 

%$?, *?$.%&: 5- As for that MtnCcript whichcame to C T 

mtawtim, de smitiwm TWJ- *<*pt above a y ear fincc concerning Mr. Edbardt, 
tifiw. which difcourfeth his jugling and indirect walk 

ing between the two Towns ofGwhtlmmg in Sur 
rey, and DttnmoK in Effex, which will be attefted by good hands, and be con 
tent to fubmititfelf to the Preffe: I Reply, let Crete* fif print it when he 
leafe, I challenge him to do it, fohe print nothing but what he will make 
good ; I remember tis a fpsech of famous Ht^olton in fotne of his works, 
Innocencj and Independency maks* me* of the bravefi Jpirits, I blefle God I 
hav Innocencr, knowing nothing by my felf of fault in this matter, and I 


of the Sectaries. 6f 

have Intkpcndency, be .ng an Independent in a true notion, not hanging upon 
great men, nor hu^.iag after Preferaienrs and great Livings and 1 defirc the 
Reader to obfciv^ wha: I (kail fay of this matter, Crctenfi; could hardly hare 
iafhnced in a bufines to makt more for my piaile, and rmfaame, then this ; 
and if he be able lo give me any one inftance of an Independent and Sectary 
that hath fo denyed himfeli for the Publike, and for ftrangers, as I did in that, 
Ifhallbegin to think thereare Independents in England who feek the Pub- 
like good, and not their own things. And for the rmtter of r Dunm9Vr t I have 
fo much cenaincy and confidence of ir, that if it were known commonly, it 
would turn to my great honor (which hcrcCr^r/t; threatens me with as 
nutter of reproach, and indeed the only thing, which belike Cretcnfit in aM 
his gathering and e-juirings after me, could light upon co upbraid me with) 
as that I dare refer it and ftand to the Arbitrament of Mr. Thornx* Wfrr r 
Mr. Sarrou^htjMr. Bridge, (whom all the world knows, th rough difference 
of judgement, are not my btft friends) whether in that bufinefie I be tobc 
blamed, or rather have not done a fbguUr thing, and like a man who hath 
walked circumfpe&ly, avoiding all appearance of evil : And truly Crttcnju 
you may give a lofer leave to (peak, which for the prcfcnt I fcali do briefly 
freferving the large relation, both of DuHmM and G*d*lmin% t to my fuller 
Reply) and whatever I fpeak, and much more will be accefttx^ under the 
hinds of many godiy Minifters, fome dwelling neer DunmoX> y aid acquaint 
ed with this bufintlfc from firft 10 lift, others, Members of the Afloobly i- 
truftedalfoinit, and under :he hands of divers godly perfensof the Town. 
fully knowing the bufineflj, together with the Mmifter of the Town, the now 
prefent Incumbent. 

In brief, the great bufincfftf of my justing and i*dire& ftAlkittg between the 
tVt ToWns of Gvdalmingin Surrey, and DuvmoVo in Ejfex, Was this, that to 
prevent the coming in, and for removing out one gotten in agii nft tke con- 
fents and liking of che godly people, and the Minifters intrufted in the bufi- 
nefle to provide for thtm , my name was made ufeof to the Committee for 
Plundred Minifters to be put in for the Sequeftntion of DttnmtVv ; and 
without ir, as things flood in that cafe (the particular whereof, with that 
whole bufintflc from fitft :o lift,! fhall hereafter relate at large)it was judged 
both by go Jly Min ; ftcrs and the people, (and therefore I earneftly entreaced 
to give way to ic) there was no other way to effect it ; which title I held for a 
few weeks, meerly for the good of the People, till an able and fir mm could 
be found out for the place; in which time chat my name was putting in, and 
was in, though I was pn: to a great deal of trouble, and charge in Joar- 
neyr, riding three feveral times toDunmoft, bcfides other expences for the 
good of the place, as in difappoincing men t come in upon them, and othe-r- 

K 2 wife 

A further D/fwvery of the Err on 

wife (for there were many difficulties- in the bufindfe, as will appear when I 
Oi Jl, give a.hiii.rdaiitthof it, aad that occifioned by a Sectary or two, 
par-ily bus of ijfcwilho me, and forfear ] ftould hive gonethirher, and part 
ly ou:c of difappMMoicnt of forac reward and thank*,which one of the Sectaries 
expected in cafe one fair for it had -corns into rhe phcr, as may without 
all breach of charity, be conjectured by words heard by two godly perforis 
otJZ?wfr Town) antj though (rrty- nateie being msde life of) rhepre&s" 
werg ahfo-Jutely Tequeftred tofscat fiteh.a time of the yeer, as t ha: I could 
bav.ejnaderoyfdfvvhole, yea, a great gainer, yet I ntver rook penny nor 
farthing ef the Living, no nor fo much as one penny to pay the charges I 
had< been put ur,to,for the neceflary preferving of the Living to rhe Town, nor had penny tar this d*y (which though Jcooceivel might with a good* 
coftfciertce have raken, there being noreafon I fhould goto war at my own 
charge,) yet becauie chat I might honour the Gofpcl, and take away ail oc- 
cafionfrom chofe who would fee k to fpeak evil of me ; and becaufe if I had 
taken any thing, it might have been interpreted &, rcpcrtedagreat deal mote ; 
beiides all might not have known the reifon of i^rhereforel forb ear fo iffiicK 
a$ evec to receivo-or touch one penny belonging lo-Dxxmoft , and truly I be^ 
Htv.eif the perfons be enquired of who chiefly hboured in this bufi nefle, to 
b^jng in a godly able man to Duwno\*, and know all paflages (men who 
are meer ftrangers to me fave only in this bufimfl^) will fay fuch w^s mj^ 
due,,; pains, and faithfulneffe 1 for their 1 Town (in the midftbf many intef-; 
Yflpient difficulties caft in by "feme inftrumeht?, who either hid a minde to 
the place, or hoped for fomethkig, ) that Dwtwo to Kith great reafonto! 
bleffe God for me, and thatl was to them as one not feeking my own things, 
but the things of Tefus Chrift, their fpiritual good : And now Cretefis print 
when you pleafe ybwr Manufcript you have by you, only be fureit be not 
d$awn up by fome perfosfj who by my means were kept out of the Livings;- 
ot Dunwoty, and of qoaUlwing, or by fome who would hive brought th^rn 
m ; ; bat being dt&ppointed ! their ends, were vexed; and imagining Imight 
have converted the means-of Dmrno^ to my ufe, (bccaufe they would have 
dctne fo,, ; if it had been in their power) though to be revenged of me by 
drawing up a (lory of my jugling, and indirect walking, and putting it into 
thehaijd of Mafter Geodwin, to make his ufe of; but Cretenps, let me tell you 
(however Independents, and Sectaries ufe to /ogle and walk indirectly)! 
hatejugling, and indirect walking, and am- a plain open-hearted man, and 
I will give you leave to follow me, in all places this az-.yeers lattpaft where 
I have livca and preached, from Cambridge to Walden, and from tvalden to 
and in London from one place and Church to another, ard from 
H*rf*rd, and HArfctf-tQ London, and from London to IJletyortki 


and Pratfifes of the Sctfwics. 69 

and from Jjltfto th to godalwixg, &c. and to charge me juftly if youcvn 
with jugHng and indirect walking : I am confident thac in all thole plates I 
have left a good favor, and none will blame me either for life or Do&tine un 
it (fe they be Sectaries or Cavalier?, yea I know there are fome Independents 
who were fo convinced of my dil gence, pair fulr.ciT. in my work, iwblame- 
able good conversion, iluc however they love me not for opposing theii 
way, yet upon all tct^fio.vs will :iftifie for i:ie jgatr.ft the fury and vicLnce 
of fome: BIT Cw^/lct rne tdlyou, I wor.dir how you dare fpeakeof 
my jiig .ings and indirect walking, when as the tricks snd juglings of your 
parry are fo many and f m n.fci* to all the world : I could wrire a good 
brge Book cf this Subj el, the j .iglings, indirect walking, equivocations 
of the Sect inV,yea of cn-ir fugling between two Places and things : I could 
tell Crcttrtfu now (hut .that I nmft remembtr tis not my Ijrge Reply J of 
his ju Mi rig/5 and indir.ct walking s between his Ftllowfliipin the CollcdgC 
afid awife (bothagiinft hjSra .u.e^ ?nd I think agjinft his oath) between 
the two towns of Rxynum and Lyx, between Rayxnm and Yarmouth, Ray- 
HKW and ^Vtfrtt iV^, be: ween Rajnum , .nd tendon, between his two Churches 
and Living*, His Parifli Church, and\fcpjra-ed Church, between his 
Vicartdgeof Cdema* ilpxtafcer Vo ;.-d t obi -Siqucftred, and his gathered 
Church ; as alfo his Juglingt in his Samons and diltourft.5, faying and unfay- 
ing, affirming and denufg, but I (pare him; I could tell Critettjsof Mr. 
Peters juglings and indir cl walking for four yce rs by gone between old 
gnghnd znd new Snglar.d, having every Spring taken his leave in the Pulpit 
of old <f(>/W, and yet he is nor gone ; of his jtglir.g sn d indirect walking 
between the Weft and London^ London and other 
Countries to make* Burgtflfes for Parliament - y I 

, , , . r .o , H i i i v 16. Tliclc laws would lave 

could relate alfo Matter rr.ffs his halting between that vbiquinry pcnurberof, 

Cjiis Criplcgxts and New Sf^Und, between Mr. follicitor,and fticklci- atmoft 

Wa/far and the money for the poor childrens fer- of our late elections ik.HuA 

ding over to New tl*ndi I could tell a ftory of ?"* * g dc?l of unnecef- 

an lihdepende.nt Minifver who fought to have, and ^y,wnhung pains, oicitttT* 

... - . r 7 , on 3 and alnilc or the PuiPitj to 

aftinlly had about -fourefcore pounds for that t h c peoples great difguft, for 
fyhVh he never preached one Sermon for, coming his own private lucre, and ad- 
into the Sequtftranon about Miclnelmas, after vancingtlicdcfigns of his party 
all the Harvell was in ; as alfo of another Inde 
pendent Minifter /^who hath got well with his riding between places) who 
fod fotirty potird> in ready money upon his admittance to be Chaplain of a 
RcgimeEt, \ho after he had received ir, never came at them, nor looked 
after them, not To much as given oneSermon, or ever provided -any man in 
hi* place I conld tellof the juglings and flmfftthgs of the Independents about 


7 o o^ further Difcwery of the Errws 

their new Model of Church-Government, their many pretended excufes 
why they put it not forth, as alfo of Independents juglings and indirect 
walkings to the rafingof their own foundation, both in the point of the 

* Sacrament and Church-Government, bat I 

* FW.Indcpend. rafing their rpare tnem f or t h e prefent. In one word, the 
foundation^, ?, 3, 4 , s- R ca der may fee the clear d forence between my 
jaglings and indirect walkings between CjodalmingifiA Dtwmo to and the 
Independents vvilkirg-, they take 40. pounds nay 80. li. for preaching neve* 
a Sermon, taking never a journey, being at no coft, pains nor trouble ; but 
Mr. Edwards makes three journks from London to f DnnmoVe backward and 
forwards (each journey being 4. miles) preaches Sermons when he comes 
there, is at a great deal of trouble in London, yea and fme charge for the 
goodof Danmoft, and when many pounds lies in his power to payhimfelf 
well for all this.he takes not one penny nor farthing, and is not Mr. Edftardt 
tkcna great juglerand indirect walker? Cretenfis, fhew me but fuch am 
Independent ]uglr and indited walker guilty of this fault, Et erit miki 
magnut Apollo ; Certainly Cretenjif if your informations of Presbjteri** 
mijltkes in thf night, andyonr^r;*/ a Presbyterian Angel wherewith you 
threaten me if I meddle any more with the Independents, prove no better 
then the MwHfcrift by you Which came to your hands about a jeer fine c concer 
ning Mr. Edwards kim(elf t Vehiok dijcourfetk hit }ugling *d indireQ VHtltyig 
} fifteen Godalming and Dunmow, inftead of hurting the names undref*. 
tationt of frcsbyterians, And m*kig them fa m*ny dead corpfes, they will caufe 
the names and reputations of Qrtttnju and his Informers to be like fo many 
ftinking Carrions, and by this one inftance of Crctenfis MAnnfcript upon 
which he puts fuch choyce fpecial marks of truth, as that the Writing KM 
be atte fled by good handt ; avdif tkersbc no remedy, Veill be content tofttbmit 
itfetftothe Prefe Crttenfo p, 34. the Reader may Judge of all his other 
information?, and lawfully conclude, if his Manufcriptsfo and fo qualified 
be fuch as he could hardly have inftanced in a bufmefle more to Mr. Edtoardt 
honour, and yet according to his Manufcript is framed for his reproach, what 
muft his lofe informations be by word ot mauth, efpecially taken up from 
Anabaptifts acd loofe perfons who care not what they fay of the Orthodox 
godly nimfters, whom they look upon now as the only great block in their 
way of Error, liberty and confufion. 

Crctcnps fag.qi. and 42. fpeaks of a long formal ftory of oncNiMs 
living about Moor-fields, &c. related by me in gangr**^ j>a<r. 78, yp. 
of which ftory Cretenfis faith tis long, the particular forgeries in it namer- 
oas beyond mcifure, in which refpefthe defi res the Reader to make the 
computation, which he may do with exxclneffe eaough in comparing Mr 

*n4 Praffifer rf the Sttttrits. 

Edftardt Relation with fome lines given in to him by Mr. Burroughs in wri- 
c ting ancnt the bufintfle, arid then Cretenfts fees down what Mr. Burroughs 
gave him in writing,which is to a followes. That Story Mr. Edwards 
64fpag. yp. of one Nichols, and of a meet i*g concluded of, occafionfd Itjfomc 
vile opinions vented by that Nichols; Where Mr. Greenhil And my ft/f (kt 
faith) V?M t together Veitlt divers faffages that he relates came front me at that 
meetixgit all falfe. J k*oVv no juchraan a* thu Nichols, I never heard there 

Vt>at fuch a man in the World, till I read it in Mr. Edwards hit Book. Itothit 
day kn^ti of no meeting about him, or any of hit opinions either intended^ defired, 
orrefolved upon t muth lefts that there Vcat any fttch meeting. The next Lords 
day after Mr. Edwards hit Book^came forth, Mr. Grcenhil askedme Whe 
ther \ kneVc of any fuch meeting Voith that Nichols ; for his fart kg Vfondrtd to 
fee fuch a thing in Mr. Edwards hu Eoo^ for hf kneVf of no fue * meeting. 

This paCtge in Cretenfis anfwerof all others (cfpecially becaufeor Mr. 
Burroughs teftimony given in writing under his hand, befides mention made 
of Mr. Greenhil to in this teftimony, that he knew of no fuch meeting with 
Nichols, butwondrcd to fee fuch a thing in Mr. Edwards his Book) took 
mod with many to weaken the truth and credit not only of this ftory related 
by me of one T^ichois, but of many other Relations m my Book, this being 
objected to many of my Friends ; you fee what Mr, Burroughs hath given 
under his hand ; and therefore becaufe of the great name of Mr. Burroughs 
and Mr. Gree*hit (which Cretenfii makes ufeof here) to make myttory 
numerous in particular forgeries beyond meafure, I (hall iniarge upon it, 
to make good the truth of it, notwithstanding Mr. Ttitrrou^hs teftimony to 
the contrary, and Cretenfis comments and gloffes upn Mr. Burroughs wri 
ting, and my ftory; and now what if my ftory of l^ichols prove true, and 
and that in all the particular branches in it, where is Cretenfis then ? in 
what predicament will Cretenfts^}Ar. Burroughs, and Mr. Greenbi/bt found, 
and that tis certainly true, and hath been teltified again and again, both to 
rue and to many others, both Miniftcnand Citizens fincc my Book came 
forth. I defire the Reader to mark what follows. 

Eorthefirft part of the Story related by mtpag. 78. concerning one 2\- 
chols coming into Siefny Parifh, and to Mr. Greenhils fare juftifying thofe 
wicked Opinions there fet down, as that <jt<t VCM the Author of all fix, &c. 

(yea maintaining more then I have particularly * TU- M *, j*> 

, . . __. *,.. , * 1 his Mr. Kaidal is known 

mentioned in /wg.yS. namely, That children ow, wcll to -any goclly ptrfonsj 
no obedience to their Parents except they be gidly} and is a godly man.a Schcole 
cis moft certainly true,and Mr. Greenhil dares not mafter about stcpny, and 
deny it- and for proof of it, Mr. * Vandal Minifteralfo,n0ttKuRa^i 
an care and eye witneiTc related ic to me, nd A mmM d fmiil ^ 


A further Dtftovery of the Errors 

toothers, yea firee Cretenjisftook came forth that denies the muh of this 
ftory ; I have asked Mr. Randal of if, and he affirms it to be undeniably 
true; and for to evince the truth of if, Mr. Eandal told me thefe circum- 
ftances, v in, who were prefentwhen 2V*fWs,did maintain thefe opinions 
to Mr. QreenkU, namely, befides himfclf one Oates a Carpenter, and divers 
women ; as alfo Mr. GretMhitwuld not ftay long with this 2$ichots, being 
to go forth to fome place where he had appointed to come, and fhould be 
ftaidfor; fothat thus far the ftory is without all queftion true, and lam 
confider.r.Mr. Greenhilupon new consideration and rubbing up his memory, 
will fpeak no more iuch words to Mr. Burroughs, as to wonder tofcefuch 
a thing as this in Mr. guards Book, and chit hie knows of BO fuch meeting. 
Nowlorthefecond part of the ftory, namely thit at a meeting where Mr. 
Burroughs was prefcnr, with divers other?, Mr. Greetthil did relate unto 
his Brother .Burreuohs this fad ftory of T^ichols venting thefe opinions fore- 
inentioned, and Ji^on that, how all theDifcourfe following related by me 
in this ftory of 2\ .}><?/*, p*g.f9 yea more paCTed between Mr. Grewkilmi. 
Mr. Burroughs iss* certain as the firft j and for proof of it one Mr. Allen 
of Stepnj Parijh t i g^dly underftanding man who was upon the place, and 
heard all, related k to divers in Mr. Bel/amits fhop in my hearing, of whom 
after he had made an end of fpeakingto the company, I enquired more per 
fectly how he knew all this to be true, and whether he was an ear witnefle, 
and got him to name over the opinions again,and to repeat other ps-flages to 
me for the help of my memory, and for fear left I (hould miftake the relation, 
fofoonasMr. Allen had done, I went immediatly home, and writ down 
in my Diary the whole buftneflfe from firft to laft, with the day of the moneth, 
the place, and petfons, when, where, and to whom alfo befides my fdf ic 
was told : And further then all this, fince my Book caaie forth, and Cre- 
tenps Anfwer to it, though this ftory is branded by Crctenfis to have particu 
lar forgeries in ir, numerous bejond meafarc, and all T^tcho/s Opinions related 
by Mr. Greenhi/to Mr. Burroughs, with divers paflages mentioned by me to 
come from Mr. Burroughs XL that meeting, all affirmed to be falfe, yet Mr. 
Allen ^before ever I fpoke one word with hisn coming into Mr. Bellamies 
{hop accidentally, where when he came in fome company werefpeakingof 
Cretenfa Anfwer to roy Book, and of this very parTage of Mr. Burrc-ughs 
under his hand brought by Cretenfs todifprove that ftory) of his own ac 
cord juft ified the ftory of ^iehols coming to Mr, Greenhil and Mr. Greenkils 
relating it to Mr. *B wrought, with all the difcourfe following upon ir, faying 
I am the man that told it Mr. EdtoarAf, aad that in this Chop, and Mr. 
Cjrtenhil and Mr. Burroughs dare not deny it for the ftory (faith Mr. Allen) 
is moft certainly true, and all the miftake is of thofe words A meeting con- 


and Prtftifes of the Sr&4r/es. 7 3 

where Mr. Gretnhil flitfuld relate thcle Opinion?, whereas tha 
making knowaof thole Opinions and the Difcourfe upon occafion of them 
was not at a fee meeting on purpofe appointed for that occafion, but at a 
afual meeting on the Lords day after Mr. "Burroughs his preaching in the 
morning, where at Colonel Zacharies houfe Mr, Burroughs Mr. Greenhil 
and divers godly perfons ufe co meet ; and as Mr. Alien faid this in the pre- 
fence and hearing of three godly Minifters and divers Citizens, fo hath he 
(jslam certainly informed) drawn up with his own hand for the Prefix a 
Narratien of this (lory of Nichols, maintaining thofe opinions to Mr, 
Greftthil, and of Mr, Greenhils reporting the Opinions to Mr. Burroughs^ 
with all their difcourfes thereupon, yea more fully and particularly then I 
have in Gtngrtn*, fo that tis ftrange to me that Mr. Burroughs (hould dare 
to givefucha writing under his hand to Crettnfis, as tofay that ft or y Mr. 
<1 wards hath ptge 79, of one Nichols &c. is all falfe, when as the whole 
ftory and all the particulars of it are true, and there is nothing falfe in the 
ftory fromfirft to laft; only there is a miftakein the tranfition from thefirft 
part of the ftory to the fecond, and in the parting from the firft meeting 
to thefecond (which in find acception of words is no part of the ftory nor 
of the matters contained in it) namely in thofe words of a meeting concluded 
of t which implies a fet meeting occafioned upon thofe opinions, whereas the 
fecond meeting at which Mr. Greenhil declared thefe opinions of Nichols, 
and all thofe fpeeches pafled between them, was not on purpofe about Ni 
chols and his opinion, but a meeting where conftamly on the Sabbarh day- 
mornings after Sermon, Mr. "Burroughs, Mr. Grcer.kil, and divers private 
Chriftiias uling to come , Mr. Greenhil took occzfion to fpeak of this 
Nichols opinions. Now I defire the Reader to conflder Mr. Allen relating 
to me the firft meeting where Mr. Greenhil was without Mr. "Burroughs, 
with the opinions vented then, andtelh ngme there was a fecond meeting 
prefemly after that, where, upon occafion of a former meeting and opinions 
then maintained, Mr. Greenhil related the opinions , and all that difcourfc 
above mentioned, patted, but not acquainting me with rhe narurcof the 
fecond meeting, w*. that it was of courfe every week after Mr^urrou^hs 
morning Sermon, whether I might rot well conclude (and cannot eafily 
conceive how I could underftand it otherwife; the fecond meeting to be oc- 
cafioned by the firrt, as well as- the fecond Relation followed upon occafion 
of thefirft,- and though it were notjuftfo, w*. a fet meeting to that end, 
where all I fet down in Gangrtna was fpokenjnit an ordinary meeting where 
M Grefnhiltook the occafion to declare as abovefaid,whether this miftake be 
a matter to be fo much made of as to be branded with forgery /aJfjm fle,or for 
metobecryed oat of for telliag a ftory having particular forgeries in it, 

k numerous 

74 A further Difcoruery of the Errors 

numerous beyond mcafare, when as the circumftance wherein die miftake 
lies, is no repoach, or calumny, but infavorem & honorem- t and I appeal 
to the Reader whether if theftory had been in that particular eircumftartce 
according as I fet it down^ meeting concluded of, it had no.t been more for the 
honour of Mr. Grtenkil and Mr. Burroughs to have made a folemn bufinefie 
of it by appointing a fee meeting to have advifed what to have done in this 
fad cafe, and fucn like, then only at an ordinary meeting on another occafion 
by the by tofpeakand difcourfe of it. Bue before 1 pafie from this, I Ilia 11 
Jay down four things. Firft difcover and lay opea the equivocarions and 
snental refervatiom of Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Greenlnl given into Cretenfis- 
in writing. Secondly, Mr. Greenhils and Mr. Burroughs plain untruths 
which cannot be falved, no not by equivocations. Thirdly inquire into 
\vlmmaybeihc reafors moving and inducing them thus -to do. Fourthly, 
commend fomcthing to the Readers coritideration and obfervat ion from all 
this Difeourfe. 

i. The Reader may here obferve the fallacies and equivocations of Mr, 
Burroughs and Mr. Grecnhil ; Mr. Burroughs gives a writing under his hand 
to Cretenfis concerning the (lory Mr. Edveardshzthpagejp. of oat Nichols 
wd a meeting concluded of t &c. faying tis a/I falfe Now who is there 
that reads thefe lines given under Mr. Burroughs his hand but conceives 
that Mafter Burroughs brands this whole ftory of $ilekols of forge 
ry, as if there never had been any fuch man, nor any fuch opinions maintain 
ed, by him, nor Mr. Grecnhil and Nichols had never met, nor Mr, Green- 
hil had never at any meeting declared to Mr. Burroughs and others any fuch 
opinions, nor never any fuch difcourfe in reference to thofe opinions had 
paffed between Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Grecnhil , as is fet down by me 5 
This is the Englifh and common coiftrudion which all people (who 
be^eeveMr. Burroughs) make of this writing, crying out , O what a Iyer is 
is Mr. Edwards, and whae a lying Book is Gangrtn* \ yea we fee Crttenfis 
himfelf, the profound Oracle of the Sectaries takes Mr. Burroughs meaning 
thus, as the Reader may perceive by his commentary upon the writing, ren- 
dring from thence this ftory oflfichcls related by me, fo to the world as if it 
were all forged, and a meer fained thing, going over mod of the particulars 
5n this ftory one after another HI his fcotfingway, damning each part of it 
as.falfe, and then paffing his fentence upon the whole together in thefe 
words: 1 hi* ftory ulong, and the particular forgeries in it numerous, beyond 
memfure; and all Cretenfis grounds upon, is Mr. Burroughs writing which 
he received from him ; defiring the Readtr to m*k*tke computation., Vohich he 
mty do Veith exa&neffe enough if he (hall pleafe to compare Mr. Edward* 
Relation Vfith theft enfuing lines %hich he received from Mr. Burroughs 


of the Sett aries. 75 

himfelj in Meriting, went thisbftfineff. Thus Mr. Burroughs giyes a writing 
under his hand fo couched and drawn op, making ufealfoof Mr. Greenhilt 
teftimony toftrengthen it, that ail may take it, and many do, as if the 
ftory related by me were falfe j but doth Mr. Burroughs think, or believe 
fo of this ftory as his words carry it ? no, he knows in his confcience 
the contrary, only he writes thus to CretenRt for the prefenr, becaufe ic 
will ferve his defign, and if his fallacies (ball happen to be discovered, he 
hath fo placed his words that he will have a back door to come out at, he hath 
all along fo framed and penned his writing, that though it carry in the face of 
it another meaning, yet upon two or three words placed artificially h<: thinks 
to come off, and falve his credit from being branded a Iyer under his own 
hind , and that is from putting all he fayes upon thofe words * 
meeting conclude d of ; which words meeting andyw^are feveral times ufed 
by him, (each of them fix times a peece) and brought in at every turn and 
comer to faive him, all the weight of his teftimony ftill referring to the 
words, meeting andfttch^fneh meeting, fitch a marine, which the Reader may 
cafily perceive: So that Mr. Swr^A/ equivocation lies thu5, he puts all the 
ftory upon a meeting concluded of, and fpeaks of che whole ftory ftill as 
upon fitch a meeting. Now there being no fet meeting on purpofe for thofe 
Opinions , but the meeting where thefe Opinions were declared by Mfo 
Greenhil an ordinary tifual meeting, he thereupon in thofc lines given to 
Cretenps, doth not only conceal what he knew, but denies the whole ftory 
all along, fuch a man, fuch opinions, fuck pafl-igcs, related, &c. carrying the 
matter fo as if the whole ftory had been falfe, becaufe one circHmftance in 
them inner of the narration of it was miftaken, and this is his evafion fra 
med with much art, and ftudied on purpofe to deceive the Reader. 

The fecond equivocation and evafion at which Mr. Burroughs thinks to 
come out at to falve himfelf, and yet impeach my ftory of falfhood is this, 
that hf never k e & faha man &s Nichols, nor ever Was at any meeting frith 
him^ neither did he ever hear ofhu name , or t b*t there VVM fuch a man in the 
Vvorld; which things have been alledged for him by feme of his friends upon 
my aitirming the truth of the ftory , and that 1 Hiould prove it; Now 
granting all this to be rrue (though fome part of it I much queftion) ye: 
my ftory is not made falfe by this ; Gangrwa page 79. for I do not in my 
ftorv of Nichols, charge Mr. Burroughs that he ever was at a meeting with 
Nichols, or ever faw his face, only I (ay Mr. Greenhil and he met (which 
is moft true) and therefore Mr. TSvrrcnghs confounds meetings, jumbks 
two into one, which I make in my Relin on diftinct, OB purpofe for an eva- 
fion j neither of thefecond meeting(which I fprak of) where Mr. B wrought 
was with Mr. Greenhi^do I fay Nichols was there,bur rather the contrary ,liy- 

L 2 inn 

7 6 A further Drfcovery of the Errors 

ing down that Mr. Grecnkil related to Mr. Burroughs and others, whit had 
been vented by Nichols a few dayes before; and now I appeal to the Reader 
whether this be ingenuous fair dealing to deceive the Reader thu?, by cafting 
the afperfion of falfeneffe upon a true ftory, and yet to keep areferveto 
come off with ia cafe of being chalenged? or rather whether is not this 
Jcfuitical equivocation, and whether any Jefuite could, or would have 
drawn up half a (core lines fuller of equivocations, refervations, and double 
expreffions then Mr. Burroughs hath in thefe few lines.- I am of the mind 
this Manufcripc of Mr. Burroughs difcovershis jugling and indirect walk 
ing between the two meetings, that where Mafter Greenhil was without 
Mafter ISurrmgksy and rhat where both of them were, that of a, meeting con~ 
tludtd ofjxch a mefting,ir\& an ordinary ufual meeting.more then Cretenfis Ma- 
Iiufcript will, do ffiy Wglixg and indirect talking between the fftoToftnsof 
Godalrning in Surry <wd Dunmow zwEflfex; bat to make an end of Mafter 
Burroughs equivocations, I wifh Mr. Burroughs to think often of that in 
Iawes 9 cap i. 8. *A Awble mindedman u unftable in a^his Vrayes, which hath 
been often in my mind of htm, he of all the Apologifts in many things feem- 
ing to come neer us, even as it he were ours, and then flying ofFjgain I could 
mind him of divers paflages, both in the Aflembly and out of the Aflembly, 
In his Sermons,and Conferences, wherein he of ail the reft hath moft yeelded, 
inclined to us for a fie, and yet at other times none ftiffer nor fiercer then he. 
2, As in Mr. Burroughs writing to Cretenfis t I have fhown plain equivo 
cations, fo there will be. found in it manifeft falfity, and feme paifiges that 
cannot be falved from lying, no not by the help of an equivocation ; as for 
infta/ice, Mafter Burroughs fpeaks as of the whole together,* W^7 0f2V* 
shols, not a part of the ftory,and faith^5 itfalfc, which is an apparent untruth, 
for though feme part of it were falfe, yet if any of it were true (efpecially the 
majorpauj it cannot be aftirmed all is falfe, and then though in fome parts 
fit Mafter Burroughs may equivocate, yet in others he cannot; as for 
:k/lins 3 the firft part of the ftory wherein is laid down Nichols maintaining 
lQMr..Gretnbils face thofe wicked opinions, is a part of the ftory ^Nichols 
and undctibtedly true, how then can thatbefaid to be falfe? befides it pre 
cedes thofe words expriflfcd in Cfanqrtiia, a meeting concluded of ] upon which 
Mr. Btirrougfa evades, and fo cannot be falved by having a reference to them, 
and yet this is the firftand one great part of that ftory Mr. gdMareb h#h 
f one Nichols ; hew then can Mr. Burroughs words , viz. of affirming 
ihac ftory Mr. Sdfttrds hath of one Nichols, to be falfe, be uranyfeufe 
juftificd to be true? again, how can Mr. Burroughs fay -he never heard 
there teas fuch a man in the World as Niehols, when as it cannot be 
thoi-jgh; but that; Mafter GrtenhM nimed him to him at Colonel Ztcka- 


and PrAclifes of the Sentries . 7 7 

ries houfe ? and that Mailer Burroughs ihould never hear of Nichols name, 
Mr. Greenhtl and Mr. Burroughs being fo familiar , acd Mr. Cjrccnhil rela 
ting to him the opinions, that Mr. Burroughs ftiould never aske the mans 
name who held fuch vile opinions, nor Mr. Cjreenhil never fpeak of his 
mme, feemsto me very Grange,- and if fo, how came Matter ex///* to 
hear and know that the opinions related ro Matter Burroughs, were one 
Niehols opinions, feeing Mr. isllUn was not at the firft meeting where 
Nichols was with Mr. Gretnkil,buton\y at this fecund meeting where Mr. 
Burroughs was? again how can Mr. burroughs give ic under his hand, that 
he 19 thu day never kfW of any of Nichols hit opinions, when as the opinions 
of Nichols laid down by me in the ftory of Nichols, were told him by 
Mr. Grefnhil, and Mr. "Burroughs thereupon was fo iffccTitd, that ail chofe 
fpeeches fell from him, about the neaflry of a Government-, and power 
in the Mtgiftratc, and that over confcience, &c. Laftly, for thofe two or 
three laft lines of Mr. Burroughs, namely Mr. greenhils asking him whe 
ther he knew of any fach meeting with that AtoWs; this beingfpekeaofin 
reference to the ftory of T^ichols fet down by me in Gwgrana, that for 
his part he wondred to fee fuch a thing in my Book, for he knew of no fuch 
meeting, howdurftMr. Grcenkilhy thus, and Mr. Burroughs give it under 

- his hand to be printed to abufe the world thus; for did not Mr. Cjrtenhil 
know of a meeting with Niche s, which I fpoke of in my Dook in the former 
part of this ftory of lV;V&0/x,where Tickets juftiried to his face thefe opinions, 
and which was the ground and occationcf all the difcaurfe related by me 
in the fecond meeting ? and yer Mr.Greenhils queftion to M.r. Burroftghs, and 
his own anfwer to it here let down by Crftenjis as from under Mr. Burroughs 
hand, arefofet down tlut every Reader (who will believe them) believes 
and takes it for granted, that Mr. (jrcenhil no more then Mr. Burroughs 
ever knew fuch a man as this Nichols, nor ne?er heard there was fuch t 
nun in the world, till he read it in Mr. Sdtorrds his Book, nor ever knew 
of any meeting about him, or any of his opinions ; and fo we fee Cretenfis 
(chough an acute man) underlhnds it fo, and vapors exceedingly upon 

- ir. 

3. It may be demanded and asked what fhould be the caufe,and what way 
be the reafrns why Mr. Burroughs and Mt.Grtenhil fhsuld thus confpire to 
gether to give fuch a tcftimony in writing as this agiinft (he ftory of Niclrelf, 
which cannot but with all ingenuous men prtjuduce thi m much, (the fjil.uV 
of ic being sonce made known) as being at the bed but a grdfe rquivc- 
cation, and a ftudied peece to deceive the Reader, efpecially eonfidering 
that nothing 1 fpeak of in tha: ttory of T^chols was to the prejudice and 
of Mr, Cjreenkil and ^.Burroughs, but much to their 

7 8 ^A further Difcovcry of the Errors 

as being at chat time in fo good a temper as to be affected with the evil of Er 
rors, aad wicked Opinions. 

Now of this! conceive thefe three Reafons: Firft, Mr. Burroughs and 
Mr. Grecnbils earneft and eager defire of taking all advantages, and opportu 
nities to bkmifli me, and to render me a Lyar ro the world , which that they 
might do, conceiving they had taken me tripping in a nnftake (though no 
material one, nor nothing to their prejudice, and fono flander nor calumny, 
but making for their honour) they profecate it, and improve it fo far, that to 
make fomethtog of it (poor men) their ill-will and hatred againft me, blind 
ing and befooling them, leads them into Equivocations, mental Reiervati- 
ons, and Untruths, even to the wounding o* their own reputations amongft 
all unprejudiced men. Secondly, a Ddign thereby to biaft my Book among 
the people, to render it odiou?, to caufe the trurh of all matters of fuel: in it to 
be fufpectedj and fo to hinder the good intended by me in that Book .- Now 
Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Greenkil paving a great name among many people, 
being accounted for men of that way feme what moderate and among the beft 
of that party, they knowing ihat their ceftimony, and that in the mouth of 
two witneffes (both being joyned together in the writing printed by Cre- 
tenfis) might wound my Book, and from thence many would take occafion 
to queftion all, therefore they catch at the leaft eccafion to declare them- 
felves againft my Book. Thirdly, they do it to free themfelves from fufpition 
and jealoufie, which ocherwife they nvght lye under from theotker Secta 
ries, as if they were againft othcf Sects and Opinions, and fora Toleration 
of no other Sect buc their own , and were for the Government of the 
Church to be fetled in regard of thefe horrid Opinions and Merefies daily 
vented, and for the coercive power of the Magiftrate againft Sectaries, 
which thefe conferences upon occation of Tyichols Opinions fetm to import, 
and might give forae jealoufie of, and therefore to clear themfclves from 
thefe , and to ingratiate themfelves to the Sectaries, and the Sectaries to 
them , to afTtire them they will ftand by them againft the Presbyterians ; 
they greedily catch at the miftake of a circumftance, and hereupon Mr. Bur 
roughs gives a writing under his hand, fo couched and curiouli drawn up, as 
that all their fellow Sectaries cannot but take it as if they denyed the whole, 
and as if no fuch words had ever beea fpoken by them about Opinions, snd 
the neceflny of Government and power of the Magiftrate. The Indepen 
dents ft rictiy fo called, are a very few in comparifon of the Anabaptifts, An- 
tinomians, Libertines, &c. a contemptible party as of themfrlve?, Indepen 
dents in Armies,Country,City /ailing daily to Anabaptifme,&c. and therforc 
Mr. Greenkil and Mr. TSurronfis being afraid they might fufFer by this ftory, 
take this occafion to clear themfelves by fending this writing to Cretenfis. 

4. The 

of the Settaries. 

4 The Reader from this writing given under Mr. Burroughs hand to dif- 
prov e one of ray ftories, together with Crctenfit glorious vaporing inferen 
ces upon it , may plainly fee what to judge of my ftones laid down in Can- 
awa, and of Creter.fu confutation, feeing Cr*t*yii fignal choifeft proof, and 
that which among ail the rtft was the eneiy teftimony that gave him fome 
credit in the world, proves fo weak and faulty, yea andatbtft but a meet 
juggle and equivocation : wfrat may the Reader think of Cretenjis Anfwer* 
to other patfuges of my Boek ? his Testimonies being either from perfons of 
no credit and worth, Apprentice boyes, Stctaries, and men in their own 
caufe, or pcrlbns under bad report, as Cojens t againft whom there have been 
many other complaints and depofitiqns for mifcariages and mifdemeanors fas 
I am certainly informed) yea among others for abiding a worthy Member of 
the Houfe of Commons, when a Mr. Bwmntgks teftimony proves fo invalid, 
and the whole ftory of Niihols (excepting onely onemifhke in the tranfi- 
tion of it from one part to the o^her) proves all true, yea and more too then I 
hive fet down, as appears both by what I have fi d already, and from Mr. 
Mens printed Relation, being a man from whom i had [he firft Relation of 
this ftory : Now by thh time I conceive that all men know what to judge 
of Mr. Burroughs Text, and Cretefs\A* Commentary and Application, and 
muft conclude Crttenfis had litrle reafon to make fuch Tragical our-eryes, 
and a great noyfe of branding ths ftoty of Nichols (us if there had never 
been any fuch man in the world, nor no fuch Opinions held by any, nor ne 
ver no fuch difcourfe between Mr. Burroughs andMr,r*rM) with parti 
cular forgeries in ir, numerous beyond meajarf. And for a conclufion of my 
Reply boihtoCretenfit and Mifter *r*Mgf writing, I retort thus upon 
Cretenjis in his own words a little changed : That long formal ftory of one 
Nichols living abotit Moor-fields, coming into Stepney psrifh to draw away 
people: Tkai to Mr. grcc*kih face did juftifie and maintain many wicked 
Opinions, &c. upon occafion whereof at a meeting where Mr. Grsenhil, 
Mr. Burroughs and many or hers were, which meeting was, vi*,. a little before 
Mr. Burroughs fell upon the preaching of the power of the Magiftrate in 
matters of Religion , and the point of Toleration: At which meeting Mr. 
Burroughs and Mr. Greenkil, with others, fpake many good words, particu 
larly Mr, Burroughs, in regard of theft things, matters being fo, there was a 
neceflity of the Government of the Church, and of the power of the Magi- 
ftrate,&cs This ftory is fo long,and the particulars in it true beyond queftion: 
In which refptd, I dtfite the Reader prefently to make the computation, 
which he may do with exaclndle enough, if he fhall pleate to compare Mr. 
EdVwfo -his Relation in Gangrena, this Reply , and Mr. Aliens Relatien 
anent this bufaeffc, with .the Lines received by Cretefis from Mafter Bur 


A further Dtfcovery of the Errors 

rwgks himfelf in writing, and Cretenfis commentary upon them. 

Creten/is pag, 42. Sett. i.j. having had oceafion to mention Mr. Bur 
roughs iruniedudy before, fj Is upon a difcourfe to vindicate Mr. Burroughs 
of an Error charged upon him by me in the Catalogue of Errors, and labours 
jo clear him by comparing it with other paffiges in his Book, /> 34 35. 
and by (hewing Mr, Burroughs his rule touching forbearance was of matters 
of Religion, not of matters of State, and their concludes his confutation 
vvifh a jeer and fcoflf oi what I faid againft Mr. Burroughs petition, namely 
it was but a forlorn hope, the fore-runner of a great Army of Confutations 
advancing, and of relembiing iClr. Burroughs to Achilies : and applying that 
verfecomeiaanfweringMr. Burrottghs t 

Jnfoflix puer, atqueimpar tongrcffw Ackilli. 

IZcpfy* I have much exceeded the nature of a brief Reply to Cretenfis, 
having already gone far beyond the number of facets I intended in this 
Reply to Crtenfis t and therefore taat I may referve matter for my large 
Reply, I fhsll not enlarge my felfupon this, nor the following particulars 
in Cretexfis Book ss I have done upon fome others, but {hall pafle by what I 
eould fey to Cretenfis evafions of pafifages in other pages clearing his 
meaning, &c. brought in defence of Mr. Burroughs, as namely, that Mr. Bur 
roughs ufes to fsy and unfay, affirm and deny, as the vanity and weakneffe 
of that diftinclion (as tis here applyed) concerning matters of Religion, 
nd matters of State, as if an erroneous conference did not make things the 
Magistrates account , but matters of State, matters of Religion, and the 
Magistrates alfo reckon many things to be matters of State, which many con- 
fcienees account high matters in Religion j all I fliall fay (and juftly) of 
of many things delivered by Mafter Burroughs about Toleration and the 
Magiftrate, is, what Galen (aid wickedly of Aftfes writings, Mult* dicit 
fed nihil probat; and therefore there will need no great abilities to confute 
Achi&es, Troilus may try his valour with him, by putting him but to prove 
his own Pofitions and Afifenions; only before I end my Reply to this Se- 
ftion, I muft tell Cretex/is he forgot when he writ thus , Troilus Vt>iti needs 
be trying kis valour With Achilles Vehatfoevcr it cofts ht8t t that Mafter Ed- 
Veards had already tryed the ftrength of Aehilles and four more joyned to 
him, Mafter Thomas G0&dVt>i, Mafter Nye , &c. in his Antapologie, or full 
Anfwer to the Apologetical Narration, which was never yet replyed to 
unto this day j and therefore certainly if the unhappy boy were able ( as 
learned men are pleafed co think) to make his part .good with 


and Pratfifis of the Sftfarics. Si 

four betides Awilles, he may venture to try a fall with Achilles alone ; and 
therefore if Cretenfts will once more get a writing under ^.Burroughs hand 
to this purpofe, and ^rinc it, that osfimlles will i:i writing openly maintain his 
and Cretenfu Church way no: to be a Schjfm.and that it ought to be tolerated 
by he ^upreme Migiftracyof thi<; Kingdom, I do proffer toanfwcr him, and 
to maintain he con rary, and then leave it to learned men to judge which of 
us haih rte fill : only I ptcmiit :his condition, thac both of u<> nuy, as in the 
prc&nce of God, make a lelemn protnife to call in no fecond, nor to have any 
help from others, or to communicate our writings to any man, thtfo what 
we do may be a trial of our valours , and not of other mens : And for a con- 
cLfion of m) Reply to rhis Station, had not Cretenfis come in at the clofe of 
this Section with ins Troilttt and AchiKer, his Forlorn- hope,and his great Ar 
my of confu:a:ions, but ftaid his per, & clofed the period at * erroneotu c-onfci- 
eitce may be fitch - } h kadftrottght little left then a mtrtclejor he had written one 
whole Section among 35. without either giving me the lye, or jeering or fcof- 
fing ar me, or abufing tome place of Scripture, &c. but the evil (pint th*t At 
tends hi* pen enviedhim the crouton of that glory , to write one fober Section, and 
therefore for unifermity fake he makes this like unto its fellows, endiag with 
jeers andlcoff . 

Cretenfts Sett. 28. pag. 43. faith, How my pen hath abufed Mr. Ellis of 
* CVc^/?<r,and other bithlul fervants of God in thofe parts wich bafecalum- 
niesand flander, the world will ihortly underftand by an exprefle from 
( thence, of which Mr. Ellis wrires thus to a friend in London : The afyerfwns 
cafl on me and fame others here by Mr. Edwards, are at fatfe 04 foul : fthick 
becjwfe they are a great part of his Bcok^ and ftrength, thofe Vcho are here con- 
cerised. \Vi<y, if God pleafe, make Reply. 

Reply. Now whether my pen hath abnfed "M..Ef!it of Colckffter t $t other faith 
ful fervants of God in thofe parrs with bufe calumnies and (landers, I delire 
the Reader to turn back to Mr. Hxrwars Letter, p. 54, 55. and to read what 
he huth fent me under his hand ; befides, Cretenfts the great Critick upon o- 
thcr mens words, in thefe words kit p (fpeaking of me) writes either falfljr 
or improperly ; for what I print of Mr. Ettts, &c. in Gangrana, are Letters 
written by another pen, not mine, and therefore if I wanted matter, or had 
nothing erfe to do with my time, I could fptnd as many words (upon a better 
ground jand expatiate upon calling Mr.Harmars pen rny pen,as Crctenfisdoth 
upon the word meeting. 36,37. As for the expreflj from Colchefter difcover- 
ing the bafe calumnies and fl anders againft the Saints there, 1 hear nothing of 
ityer, bu: let it come when it will, I fear it not ; for both 1 and others know 
fo much of the Sectaries of Colchefter, of their bafenefle, felf-feeking, equivo- 
cation?,^.that the Anfwer to it will fervc to make a third part 


8 2 A further Dtfewery of the Error* 

other manner of 

* This Letter which ftctettfts 
here prints, was written by an 
Apprentice boy, an Anabap- 
sift of Kjjins Church , unto 
ffcfliii himfelf, who belike by 
himfelf or feme other 
unicate<l it to Crctenpr. 

And PrMfes of the Sett tries. 8 3 

bcrcs Minifter, and thit if Mr. Roberts had knoWn of the Colonels being in 
Toton, heVfouldhave endeavored the lunging of him, and yet not Without eauft, 
for formtr difcottrtefies received fromhim^&c. 1 defire the Reader to judge 
how true tis by thefe following lines which I received from Mr. Riberts, un 
der his own hand, and fubfcribed with his Name. 

T Do not know of any Colonel or other Officer of the Kings party that Mr. Jopab Rrertft 

did entertain, nor that the (aid pretended Colonel, nor any other particular pcrfcw di4 

particularly endeavor to take away my life : and it 1 had punftually known that the fai<J 

pretended Colonel, or any other pcrfon had endeavored at the taking of Birmingham in hoc 

blood to have dvftr^ycd my life, yet I do not conceive that a fufticient caufc for me in colvl 

blood, if I had opportunity, to have fought the taking away of h;s lite., 

March 24. 1645. T R A s. ROBERTS. 

. 30. Crttenfts thinking that by his Anabaptiftical Letter he hath weak- 

ned my tcftimony ot the Author, and branded him for a Malignant, he pro 

ceeds in this Section againft the matter of the Letter, charging a great pare 

of it to be notoriously falfe, as fome things aboat Kiftln and Palmer, and of a 

woman to be Rebiptized , at which ftory, out of his Jove to Anabaptifts and 

Dipping, not knowing how foonhefhall fall to that way, hcisfo orT.ndcd, 

that he makes the Tale of Gargantta and Donquixot, witti his Wind-mills, to 

look like Gofpels in comparifon of it, and thereupon breaks out into a paflion, 

that he faith, // it pity the T^lator fiould either eat or drink^, tilt he either hath 

proved the truth, or el fe confefled the untruth of it. 

Reply. The i leader may obferve Cretenfis cannot deny fome part of it to be 
true ; and indeed the firft part of it of one web (the moft material and foul 
for the Opinions and Blafphemie, Cretenfis doth not fo much as offer to dif- 
prove: ) For thofe other abou: Kijins bragging upon Difputation, and thofe 
lighter pafages, I conceive Mr. Ricraft will clear in his Anfwcr ; but for the 
miinbcfineflfcof Kifinind Patience anointing with Oy I a fick woman, one of 
their members, that is not denied neither, only fome words, which being re 
covered, fhe fhould fpeak, \vhich is not much material ta-the thing ; bchdcs, 
cis probable words to that tffed were fyoken, though not in termini*, where 
in, may be-, the equivocation ftands : And Jaftly, for that ftory of the woman 
to be Rebaptizcd, and the Dipper which Cr-fter.fis makes fuch a qwaint inven 
tion and bold fiction, d-c. as if no Anabaptift could be guilty of fuch one ; I 
Reply to rrtffffr,Tberc are foaler things done by Anabapt^b and Sectaries; 
Miftris AttaVvays llory,wirh many particular paflfiges in it are fcti! r,as I fliall 
by Letters, and other Relations make maniftft ; bi:t whereas drrr<^/ makes 
this Relation fuch a lye to the Whetftone, making oil che daring Rdi:ions(as 
Cretcnfis phrafes them) in Gangrtna befiues to give place to i , I will upon 
one condition (and that a very reafonable one ) that Crctfrfs and hi* Church 

M 2 will 

84 A further Difcevery of the Errors 

will promife upon proof of itro joyn in a Petition to the Parliament with the 
Presbyterians for the forbidding of all D-pping and Rebaptization, and ex 
emplary punifhment of all Dipper, as his Brother Kifn, &c. fetdown in my 
large Reply to Cretenfis, the pLce where, the name of the Dipper, with other 
circurnftances of this ftory ; and 1 do believe, if my intelligence doth not ex 
tremely fail me, whereas Cretenfis makes fuch a wonder at one, I fhall be able 
in my next to give inftinces in the plural number ; and for this end I have ta 
ken order to have fent me wp with hands fubfcribed, the proof with particu 
lar circutBftances. And for condufion of rhis, I cannot but take notice of the 
extreme cruelty of Cretenjls againft the Rclator of this ftcry (and by this we 
may fee what liberty. and favor Presbyterians muft expect, if once we fall into 
the hands of .Independents,) That tu pity he fhould either eat or drinl^ , till he 
$3itth proved the truth, or confrffed the untruth tf it. What Cretenfis , no other 
Way for a poor man who tells a ftary of an Anabapiiftical Dipper,but toftarve 
Jriznto dea h,orto makehimiinsgatr.ftconfcieaceby confeffing the untruth of 
that which be thinks in his confcience to be truejand that I may convince Cre- 
tenfis of his rafhnefl! 1 in fpeaking thus , I defire him in his Rejoynder to re- 
folve this cafe, which is the true cafe of this ftory : Suypafe the perfon Who can 
frove it lives fixty or feventy miles off , hoW long, andhoW many days Will you 
alloW the Reiator to finde him out, and to bring him, With all other Witneffes be 
fore the Adag iflrate to prove the truth of it ; muft net thi* of necejjtty require 
ftme days (though no accidents fbauld fall out 3 fickneffe, or of being from home t 
&c. Which mi^ht retard it} and Would you have the Reiator all this While go fo 
many. days Without eating or drinking? that were indeed the ready way for 
the Relaror never to prove the truth of it : I fuppofe upon fecond thoughts 
Cfetenfis will confeflc he writ this in a pafllon and flame , as I believe he did 
all:the n ft of his Book. 

Cfftenfis . 32.^. 3 8. denies and puts cfF fever al particulars laid down in 
G*ngr*na,at about Lieut: Co/o^/LiIburn,<w about one Thomas Moor of Lin- 
cplnfliire, a* about a Woman-Preacher at Brafteed in Kent j and headorns 
KU pretended Anfwers with jeers and feoffs, as that Lilburn can fee and read 
ffi eney and ten untruths in my Sook^, With the Worfl of hit eyes, and that lam 
$he orcateft maxifeftarian under Heaven , there being no man hath maniftfted 
!tkat Wea^efe of judgement, that ftrength of malice againft the Saints at I have 

Reply: Lieutenant Colonel Lilburns playing at Cards, I have proved true 
ia,Atifwerto tValftyfi, pag. 30. where the Reader may by looking bat k be fa- 
tisfied ; as for the reft I have faid of him, xvhen Crettnjts gqes about to dif- 
pwveir 3 1 (hall as particularly make proof of it by inftanccj j and I am of an 
pinion with Cretenfs (though not in his fenfe) the other things inftanced in 

as well as play ing at Cards, are Grapes growing on the fame Thorn ; only 
J cannot but wonder at one fetch of Cretenfis (indeed far fetchty to falve 
the credit of his Brother Lilburn, That my reporting of Lilburns playing 
at Cards either u a falje report it (elf , or at leaft a report of a report Which u 
falfe, ana fo little better, which is to make all reports taifc of which a man 
is not an Ear and Eye-witnefle, and fo nothing to be believed, though re 
lated by never luch credible Ear and Eye-witnefles: Now after this ra c to 
be fure the ftory of Cretenfis Presbyterian ^ngel which anot iei hi h to 
tell (fome Independent Angel ) is falfe, the (lory of the Presbyterians fifli- 
ing on a day of Thankfgivingis filfc, and little to be regarded j for Crttenfis 

fure was none of the Com- - or Sub- Prtsbyters (, hough! amcorfident 

he would have fifaed with them a whole Afternoon upon a Thankfgiving 

day, on condition to have been a Com or Sub-Presbyr,r with the 

Doftorate of the Aflcmbly) The Manufcript of my jugling between Godal- 
?/ and T>>0\V, is either a falfc report it felf , or at leaft a report of 
a report which is falfe , and fo all the ftories which Cretenfu threa 
tens Presbyterians with to make their Names and Reputations fo many dead 
corpfes.will be but either falfe reports, or at leaft reports of reports which 
are falfe, and fo little better, for I believe fretexfis comes litcle among Pres 
byterians, and fo cannot fpeak much of his own knowledge. 

As for that particular of one of Lilburns eyes put oucby a Pike in the 
ftreet, upon which Cretcnfis makes jefts, as that Lilburn is able to fee and 
read twenty untruths and ten in Mr. Edwards Book with the vvorft of them, 
lanfwer, this paffage, a?alfo that of two Children taken awiy at a time 
from Cretenfis are not made any thing of by me, orinfifted upon to upbraid 
them, but touched only to fiuw their ownfolly in rafh cenfuringof Pres 
byterians from afts of Gods Providence in affLftmg, by giving inftances 
in themfdves . However, for the truth of the thing, Lilbttrns eye was fo run 
into by a Pike immediately upon his Letter coming forth againft Mr. T>rjnnc 
and the AfTembly, as that he could not fee with it for a great while, and it 
was feared, and commonly reported, he would never fee more with it; but 
for my part, I am glad to hear he can fee r gtin with it ; and rhe recovery of 
his fight doth no whir infringe the truaiof whar I have- written, I expref- 
fing not hotv long he could not lee, fp.aking only of prcfentjy after his Let 
ter came forth ; but fuppofir.g his eye fight to be as good as Crctenfis ex- 
preffes if, yet 1 am fure he cannot read twenry and ten untruths in Gangrtn*, 
and I fuppofe by this time the Reader by my Reply is well fatisficd, that this 
fpeech of fretenfis is an untruth; and as for that jeer of Cretenfit, That if 
J bad not a great beam in my oVen eye , 7 might eafily have fee* that neither 
of Liburns eyes *re fut wt : I Reply , that lately in Wfflminflcr Hall I 


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walked by LeintrCol: Lilbttrn, and eyed him well, and could eafily fee a great 
blemifa in one of his eyes which was not in the other, and fo vifible, that 
many a one in whofe eye k fife is feen, yet cannot fee at all; and I am of the 
rninde, if Cretenfts do but put on his Spectacles , he may fee a great bltmifh 
in the eye, upon occafion of the Pike running in; but for my part, the 
great eft hurt I willi to Lieut: Col: V0ris, that hern^y not Jofe the eye 
of his foul in the wayesof Error, Schifrn, contempt of the Miniftery, difpi- 
fing of Dominion, and fpeaking evil of Dignities, yea, my earneft prayer 
to God for him, Cretenfisznd other of their Brethren is, That God would 
anoint their eyes with eye-falve that they might fee and be aflbamed, and re 
turn. Liftly, for Thomas Moor a great Sectary, and manifeftarian th?thath 
done much hurt in Li*colnfi>ire t which Cretenfts denies, by faying he doth noc 
more believe there is any fuch man, then he does that there is any woman- 
Preacher at tirafteed in Kent, &c. and he believes me to be the great eft Mani 
feftarian under Heaven, there being no man that hath manifefted that weak- 
neflfe of judgement, that ftrength of malice againft the Saints that I have 
done. I Reply, firft the Reader may do well to take fpecial notice of the bold 
impudency of Cretenfis,who dares deny any thing if it maymake for theSecta- 
ries ; and cis no wonder he denies many other things in gangrava, calling 
them lies, forgeries, when as he will dare to write thus, and to deny that 
which is known to many hundreds, and toperfonsof all ranks,Minifters,Gen- 
tlemen, Citizens, Souldiers. This Tkomat Moor does much hurt in Lincoln- 
(hire, fome parts of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire ; he is famous at Bofton, Lynne, 
Holland j followed and accompanied fomtimes from place to place, with many 
attending him ; and I cannot think but Cret enfis hath heard of him, and that 
he hath fome Equivocation in his words orevafions, as it may be upon the 
word Sectary, Cretenfis not: judging any of his Saints Sectaries ; or upon 
great Sectary, as thofe words feem to imply , A Settary of that magnitude 
which he imports i or elfe upon thofe words, That hath done much mifchief, 
Cretenfts not believing that any of his Saints can do mech mifchief ; and truly 
Cretenfts may with as much truth deny there is any fuch man as Maftet 
Hugh ^peterSj as deny what I have written of Thomas Moor; and that 
there is fuch a one, I have teen, and have by me at this time writings of his to 
the quantity of almoft twenty (heets, for his Opinions, written by Tkowts 
Moor himfelf, fubfcribed with his Name, to a worthy and learned Member of 
the Affembly : As alfo this Thorns Moor^ fince thefe Wars, was queftioned 
and committed by the then Governor of Bofton Colonel King, for keeping 
an unlawful Conventicle at an nnfeafonable tirneia the night intheGarri- 
foaTown of Softon^ and for abufing and mif calling the Cover nor when 
fee was brought before him about it. Secondly , as for that jeer, There it e 


And Prtttifts of the Setftries. 

more any fttchman then [*ch A Vcsman at Braftecd in Kent, let Cretenfu know 
for all Matter Saltmafas bold affirmation in his late Book, that the contrary 
.it knoVtn to him fe If and all the Tofr^there is fuch a wom-an who Preaches often 
both at BrafteedtnA other Towns thereabouts ; and befides what the Reader 
in juftification of this may finde in this Book, p. 24,25. I (hail adde this as a 
farther proof related to me lately by two godly Mimftets of Kent, which is 
as follows. Upon Mr. Saltmarfrts Book call d Groans for Liberty . coming 
forth, and denying there was any fuch woman, who Preached at Brafteed, ma 
ny of the godly Miniftcrs of Kent in that part of Kent about Town Mauling 
at a meeting of theirs, took it in confideration to enquire and finde out the 
truth of that related in Gangr<ena> but denied by Mr. Saltmarfi, and entreated 
particularly a Minifter on Mr. T. born in thofe parts neer f Braftted t knowing 
the Town, and the people thereabouts, to make it his bufinefle fotofcarch 
into it, as that the certain knowledge of it might be reported to them at ihdr 
next meeting, that accordingly it might be communicated to me for the i urtnet 
clearing of the truth. Mr. T. willingly accepted of the Motion of his Bre 
thren, and accordingly did ad in the bufinefle, and at the nexc meeting fatis- 
fied the reft of the Minifters, that he had found out there was fuch a Preach 
ing woman aaAnabaptift, who fomtimes at Urafteed, and other times at We- 
ftrum, a Town neer Braftecd, doth meet other women, and after fhehath 
Preached, (he takes the Bible andchufes a Text, fomcVerfes in a Chapter, 
or fomtimes a whole Chapter, and expounds and applies to her Auditors; 
and Mr. T. the Minifter, who returned this relation to the Minifter , knows 
this woman, and knows this to be fo. One of thofc two Minifters who ac 
quainted me with this, being entreated to give it me under his hand, hath un 
der his hand given it me, which I keep by me to produce upon any occafion ; 
fo that the Reader may fee both the one and the other, Thomas Moor the Se 
ctary, aad a woman Preacher at Brafteed, and both true, notwithftanding 
Cretwfis will not believe them, but m*kes a jeer and feoff at thefe as he doth 
at all other things. Thirdly, ro that bitter, uncharitable, unchriftian cxpref- 
fioa of Cretenfis concerning me, that I am the greateft Manifeftarian under 
Heaven; There is no m<*n hath mar.ifcftcd that Vfeakneffe of )tidgemcHi y that 
fircngtk of malice agtdnft the Saints Vehich he hath done. 1 would have Cr.eten- 
/foltoow,.if 1 would give leave to rny pen, I couU uponthefc words whip 
htm fo as to fetch blood in abundance from him, but I will not wi ire a Satyr , 
.all I ""ill fay (though this is adtfperate provoking fpeech,and 1 have much ado 
to forbear) is this, I dare appeil to the iidifferent Reader, Whether Mr. Ed- 
W^r^or Mr. Goodtoin m their writings againft Independents, and againft 
Pre&byterisns, have manifcftcd more weaknefle of judgement, andftrength 
of malice againft the Saints : And co fousfie the Reader and -my fclf, I defire 


Discovery of the Errors 

Cretenfit in his Rejoynder to (hew where in any of my Books I have mani- 
fcfted that weaknetfe of jadgernem, to declare to all the world as fretenfis 
hath done)chat(I pur out an Arfwer to a Book of which I never read one qua^ 
terof it; or writ a Book, wherein the far greateft part of the particulars 
were obferved by others ; or hzd neither leafure nor opportunity to fearch 
to the bortom all was Ptoned, and yet notwithftanding deny all with Gyant- 
like confidence, Cr./?,5o.orwhere,in what pages of my &Qok*,m:itttkd,TleafoHs 
agtinft Independent Government, &>fnt apologia, Gaxgr&n<* t \ have difeovered 
that ftrcngth of :aalice againft the Independent Saints, as Cretenfis in his 
Books call d Af. S. Theo-mackia, Anfaers and Rep/yes to Mr. Prynne, A 
brief Anfaer to Mr. Edwards, hath againft the Presbyterian Saints, and ail 
tht : Reformed Churche*. But no man need marvel at Cretenfis courfe lan 
guage, either in vilifying, flighting me, or in charging me fo deeply, whocon- 
fidershow he hath fpared none, of what condition or qualify foever, chac 
have come in his way, not regarding any mans age, calling, learning, holi- 
ncflfe, differing*, place ; witneffe his fcornful birtcr fpeeches againft Mt.Wal- 
,%r,Mr. JLokorou^hy Dr. Steuart yea, caftingfiie brands of reproach upon 
City, Amenably, i?arliamenf,and all Presbyterians, and particularly upon thac 
worthy, learned, and religious Gentleman Mr. Prynne,ti\e greateft and trueft 
fufferer againft thofe evils of that time.both for matter and manner, of any one 
man in Vg/,W, whom above all others (notwithftanding ail his fuffi rings, 
and other perfonal worth ) he hath flighted, and defperately cenfured, as 
here he does me; which the Reader may finde in Cr ctenfis Books againft 

Mr. Frynne, and particularly in thac Book Inti- 
* Calumny o.uignci and cajt y tu j e( j * cdnmnj maimed and caft. 
Pag. ii, & 17.1 could prove 

(1 fayj by the Commiflion aforefaid, that Mr. Prynne hath done all thefe things, on purpoFe 
to defpite the Spirit of God, to defame the Gofpel, to make the ways of godUneflc and re 
ligion hateful to the world, to encreafe divifions, to multiply diftrat tions, to biing a fnare 
and evil day upon the Parliament, to expofe the whole Kingdom to ruine and dettrutlion. 

Cretenfis (. 33. 49.) denies he holds any Errors in Juftificacion great 
er then 1 do , yea, or any To great by many degrees ; and ic will be a thou- 
-fand times faid, before once proved, that Cretenfis holds any fuch Errors, 
&f. He charges me alfo, in my Epiftle Dedicatory, to~abufe the Parliament 
with a loud untruth , That there are Eleven meetings at leaft of Sectaries 
in one Parife in this City .- which loud untruth he charges not upon me 
alone, but upon the Honorable Court of Common-Councef, the Lord 
Mayor, Aldermen, &c. calling them Brethren in iniquity with me. And fur 
ther taxes me, that becaufe the Pages of my Book are not large enough to 
contain my lliameleffe untruths, therefore I quote them in the Margin of ic,as 
of Ovcrtsn and *t9 t and fome of Cretenfis Church reporting, e^-5. 

a nd Praftices of the Sectaries. $ n 

R<?lj. Crctenfa hath been o t.n charged to ho dFrrours in the paint of 
Tuftificaticn an i the particulars hare been fpecitied and proved by many god 
ly learne i Minifters, both in Pulpit*, writings, and con- * M ^ r ^ /4er M , fl , ., 
ference-, as * Mailer Walker, Matter Robot ongb y Matter r,|i by writing; Ji/ftwUi 
Calamity &c. yea, fome Independent Ministers, as Mr. Umii m r rc:Khia ^ 
27wi#GWw,Ma!erirr/0/ 5 &c. have fpoken a^aindhis Errours in the 
point of Ju(Un"cation,ufingfliarp and quick expreffions up ;n d courfing of 
them fas I can prove by good witnctfes ) But for me, T was never taxed by 
any man, cither Presbyterian or Independent, for holding any E-rours imhe 
dodrine of Juftification: and indeed I hold nothing in that point but which is 
commonly laid down in th:Confe(i : on and Articles of Relgiontmde by the 
Reformed Churches. And for the proving you guilty of F rrour, Maftcr Robo- 
rougb hath done it cleerly and ; u ly in his Animadvcrfions and Examination of 
both parts of yojrTreatire of fuftincation (which, me th : nk 3 you never ha 
ving replycd unto, fliould nothavc had the forehead to have boafted thu^ Be- 
fides alfo,a go Jly orthodox learned Pre.^byt. of the Church of Scot and hath 
fully anfwered you, and difcovered your weakneffe, as one of the Reverend 
Commiffioners of the Church of Scotland aflurcd me upon his own know 
ledge. Secondly, Crttenfa fliewes his imp:idencie and boldnefle in denyin^ 
that which I pr, ve by a Petition of the Honourable Courr of Common Coan^ 
ce 1, wherein thy in termi (&CnttnJtt canno: deny; affirm it ; and I (Im- 
pofe, all men will iudge, fuch an Honourable Court amrmingic, and that to 
the High Court of Parliament, is to be beleeved before one Cre trft. An J 
of this bufmene I know fomething, for I particularly inquired of fame ofth.t 
Committee ; appointed to draw up the Petition, and to make proof of things 
how this particular was proved; and they told me, it was made apparent to 
the Committee of Common Councell,whercupon thev put it in : and no wife 
man can conceive, that fuchareprefentativeBodyasthe Common Councell 
in a kufineflf,- wherein they knew they had fo ma iy eyes upon them, and fo rra! 
ny cm mies, fall the Seftaries mortally hating them for this, and o. her Petiti- 
onsj would reprefent inch a ihing to the Parliament, unlefle they could prove 
The Common Ccuncell knowes very well, the SeSa ics wan: not friends 
poflefle the Parliament againfl them, and who wa:ch but for fuch an advan- 
tage as to take them tripping, thereby to render all they prelcnt in this kinde 
astattcrandif Cretenfr, orany of hh fellow Seftarics could have difprovcd 
this, tisa wonder to methey did nn : When a Committee was appointed to 
near and the Citie to make proof of fome of the fouled things mentioned in 
the Petition, why did not Crttmfa or fome of his Church then, for the 
weakmng the credit of the Common Councell, and the better bringing 

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A further DifcoveryoftbeErrours 

preaching- filters off,come inland alledg this as a Loud untruth?ob je&ing,that by 
the fame reafon the ftory of the preaching women might be falfe. But how true 
ibeve? tis , Cretenfit hath a good faculty, in all things that are brought againft 
the Se&aries,to beleeve nothing j but to be as confident as twice two makes 
four, that all is falle. Well, though I will not be Ib uncharitable as Creienfa 
tvas, to wifh Mafter Goodwin might neither eate nor drink till he had proved 
what he here writes : yet I heartily wi(h,that my Lord Majorand the Honou 
rable Court would not fufifer ttenfit and his Church to meet any more ia 
their Conventicle., till he had mad? good what he here writes 5 which , I con 
ceive, they may the more lawfully and juftly doe, becaufe he doth not only give 
them the, but calls them Brethren in iniquity with me, , fcoffing at a fay 
ing of mine taken out of the City Petition, But t hit faying of bis need not be 
mdzncloly for rvjnt of company - y it bath Brethren enough in the iniquity of it: and 
who are tlisfe brethren , but the Lord Ma j or, Aldermen, and Common Coun- 
cell? Q what an infolent bold paflageia this ! The Pleader need not wonder 
at his foul mouth, and railing Dialeft againft rne and my Book, who cares no 
more for this Honourable Citie : I doe not fee how the Honourable Court of 
Common Councell can let it pafle without questioning him, to fufferaman, 
who lives in the Citie under their Government,to abu(e them thus in print* I 
am confident, if the Presbyterians lived in a Citie under a Magiftracie and Go 
vernment, where the Governers were Independent, and mould haveabufed 
thenuhu9 3 they would have made the Citie to hot for them. 3. As for that I 
lay of Overton and Eaton, for all Cretenfis mincing and (hufflingj I fhall free my 
felf from utcering untruth j for Overton faid, after a boafting manner, unto 
two fufficient wilnefies, that now there WM an anfwer to wy Antapobgie, andentnd 
into the HaU-boofa and they apprehend him fb, efpecially one of them, as that 
he took order to fend me word (\ being then in the Cpuntryjthatananfwe? 
was certainly printing -, and for my greater aflurance,he had fearcht the book, 
and found it entred : fb that I and many lookt every day for the coming of it 
forth; and I never knew before now, that books were entred into the Hall- 
book, but juft when they were going to the Prefle. For Eaton, an Indepen 
dent Milliner, I do not affirm,that he fpake the fame words which Overton did, 
for his words were fpoken many months before Qvertow only he is quoted in 
th . M rgin as an inltance to make good thofe words in the (ecpnd page of my 
Preface, Thei* great words and threats of an An fwer which werethefe that he 
gave out, There was an Anfwer to my Antapo/egie, and hehadfeenit, and 
tne Author of it had difcovered me to be a poor weak man, and my Book a 
fti ^ht eafie piece, neither good fenfe 5 nor good Englifh, or words to that effecT:; 
which Etton coafeffed he ipake before wicnefles, (iace fny Gwgwa canie forth: 

chat s 

and Pra&icef of the Sectaries. 9 1 

that s all I (ay of him, or meant, and, I fuppofe, thefe are great words and 
threats of an Anfwer. Only by the way, 1 defire Crcterfs to refolve me -thefe 
queftion?, and then I will give him a good account why f called Eiton an In 
dependent : namely, What was the true reafon that Cretenfis Reply to ir.y Ar,- 
tapetigie, being entredin the Hall- Book in Jttly I a ft, and given to the Book- 
feller to print, was not printed, but flopped ? And how it came to pafle, that 
Eaton, if he be no Independent , had the Reply to my Antapologie communi- 
cated to him to read and perufe ? And when Crctmfu hath reibl ved thde que- 
flions, ic may be, by the nexr, if he anfiver not truly, I (hall tell him the rea- 
fbnsof the Hop, and to whom elfc beiides Eaton this Keply hath been com- 
municated, as to Matter Sympfin, and, may be, tell him what Matter 
Ovtrton, or his man, or both, have told a friend of mine, about the An 
fwer to my Antapologu* as namely, ivhacthe Licenferdid upon per uhr," of 
if, and of the Title given to it about 1 he Acccnf<r of the Brethren cjft,&c. 
4. As for the report of fome of Matter John Goodrvint Church, &c. I obferve 
Cretenfis denyes it not, but puts it off with one of his ufuall tricks, That 
he beleeves, I no more know it then declare it. And indeed, this is one of 
C -etmjis jugling wayes which he makes often ufe of in this Book when 
heknowesnot what well to fay, then he comes in with 1 beleeve, be no more 
knowetb, and 1 no morcbelecve. (Cretenf.pag. 48,49.; And truly, tis fome- 
ivhat ftrange to me , that he who is fo hard of beliefe in divine things, that 
he will not beleeve the Scriptures without reafon, and hath preached lately 
with much earneftnefie and violence, that Faith is not to guide Reafon, bu : 
Reafon Faith, will yet in humane things, beleeve any thing againit all ienfe 
and reafon. But co put Creteafif out of doubt, that I know,and can prove whac 
I fay, I offer Cretenfit, upon promife made from him and his Church, that the 
honeft men who told it out of their zeal to the caufe, and their rejoycing in 
an Anfwer coming, and to perfwadethe Presbyterians to the truth of it fwho 
have alwayes much doubted of an Anfwer to the Antapokgie) mall nor be ccn- 
fured by the Chufth, nor looked upon with an evill eye, nor hmdred by this 
from being taken in to the preferment of b ing a Propher, and preaching for 
CrcteoyM will name the Minifterro whom ic was told, and the members br 
whom 5 and for encouragement to Cfttenfis and his Church to make this pro 
mife, I will for prcfent name the firfl letter of the godly Minivers name well 
acquainted with fbmeof the Church, namely Matter B. 

C*ettnfr 9 Se&.26. pagi 38,39, 40, -i. fpends many leaves in labourin* to 
dirproyechs information given me of oncCofms of Rochefter, and related by 
rne,arhrmingthat relation to be forgery of forgeries, and all is forgery, all 
over it, and that in it there are well nigh quot verb*, tot mendacia-, and 

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02 A further Di ft every of the Errours 

goes over fevcnparticulars,putting the /^upon each ofthem,concluding, there 
z-> fca-ce a cLiufe ofafentence true in this Relation. And as all along upon each 
partiailar,fo both in the entrance to this Anfwer, and in the clofe of it,he is full 
of jears, fcofts, and foul uncivill language. 

Reply. This ftory being the laft of thofe related by me in G*tngrxna, which 
Cretenjis excepts againft in his Anfwer,and the ftoiy next unto that of Nichols 
and Matter Bmroxnhs, (if not more in fome relpects) which he moft infults 
upon, and triumphs in, I have therefore referved it to the later end, as being 
the laft particular matter of fact I ihall reply unto for the juftihcation and vin 
dication of my felfe againft the foul-mouthd afperfions ofCretfJts : And I 
ihall iirft fpeak to the manner of his Anfwer and confutation of this Story, 
and fecondly to the matter of it : But before I fpeak to either of thefe,! fhali 
minde the Reader of that which I have often fpoken of upon feverall other 
particulars which I have replycd unto ; namely, that hee muft not look for 
all now that may be faid, left I anticipate my larger Reply ; as alfo, becaufe 
there is a Gentleman out of Town, whom I have expected almoft this three 
weeks to come to London, who can tell mee fome circumftances in this fto 
ry for proofe of fome things more folly and cleerly then the Minifterfrom 
whom immediately I received it : And indeed, I am told, there is a myftery 
in fome paffages of this bufineffe about Cofens, which being unfolded, will 
give more full fatisfaclion in fome particulars to the Reader, then yet I am 
able to doe. For the manner of fretenfs Anfwer, how unlike it is to a Mi- 
niftcr of the Gofpcl, and how like to one brought up in an Alehoufe, or in 
a Bowling-alley, not onely on a day of publick Thankfgivin?, but every day 
in the week, having their terms of art at hrs ringers ends, Score up, Tattle on, 
and fiich foul-mouthd language, Tis a lie, TOM lie, A loud lie, every impar- 
tiull Reader cannot but take notice, and many fpeak openly of it ; and that 
which makes Cretenjis folly and infolencie the greater, and more to be bla 
med by every indirferent Reader, is this, that he gives me the lie fo often, in 
fiicrfa difgraaijll, fcornfull way, making the relation ail over forgery, and 
that there are fo many lies well nigh as words in the ftory ; fpeaking alfo moft 
confidently, though falfly, againft the worthy Mimfterwho told me this fto- 
rie, That hee Veorksjloutly at the forge, and feeds both himfe If and the \\*>orld\\>ith 
till wAnner of fcandals andfalfooods againft the Independents Without fear, and in 
the clofe vapouring and triumphing at an exceflive rate with inferences 
drawn from his own confutations, as if all hee had faid in anfwer to me had 
been Gofpel when as all this high and great building is laid and raifed folely 
upon the weak fandy foundation of (^ofens his own relation ; Cretenjis diipro- 
Ying the truth of my relation, and iealing the truth of his own Anfwer in 


and Pratfifes of the Sectaries. 

feven particulars by no other way, but The m,m profeffcth (that is Ctfins) that 
hee knowfs no fuch man, and this counter information I h. id from the much cf 
thefaid Co fens himfflff, and IKIVC the particulars under h : ,s hand. Now I ap 
peal to all the world whether any wife man would ever have made fuch adoe 
as frttenjis doth here, giving the lye fo oft,triumphing fo confidently in a buil- 
neife meerly upon the information of a man in his own cafe,and whether this 
be not worfethen to askjnj fellow Whether I be a thief; (Crct.p.ii.) namely, 
to ask a mans ielfe, and upon a mans owne teftimony to call an honeft m:m a 
thief, and to declare a thicfe an honeft man; cfpeciallycon r idcring,be ides 
fifcns being a party, and in his owne caufe, hee is a man againft whom there 
are many depofitions, and complaints againft him for other mifcarriages and 
mifdemeanours, a Copie whereof I am promifed from a good hind, and lhall 
infert in my large Reply : But fuppoiing all that Crctcvfis faith fiCens told 
him lliould prove upon further inquiry to be true, and not fa lie ; (the contra- 
rywhercuntol fhall prefently make apparent) yet no wife man can excufe 
frete nfis of a great deal of weaknefle and folly, to pat fo much weight as 
hee doth upon fuch a teftimony, and to declare fo much to all the world : 
Certainly great fl-etetijuis the greateft Manifeftarian that I have ever met 
with, and there is no man hath manifefted that wcakncfie of judgement, be- 
lides ftrength of malice againft the Presbyterian Miniftcrs and Saints which 
hee hath done both in this, and in many other palligcs of his Book; as to 
make an Anfwer to a Book, and profeflfe truely he never read one quarter of 
the Book, &c. and in my opinion thcfe afb manifeft greater weakncil j of 
judgement, far re more injudicioufneflj, then the not knowing hnv tor.i-:<re 
f^rts of fpecch in a fentence , njr to put the Norn-native cafe andVerb tcp?ther 
regularly in EngHfb, &c. And for a conclufion of what I have to reply againft 
the manner of (Jretenlls confutation of this ftory, I referreitto the judicious 
Readers confide ration whether Mafter ^nur^.r, for relating a ftory as a Re 
lation, upon the information of a reverend godly Miniftor well known, living 
alfo upon the place,who could upon no reafon be judged to do it out of partiu- 
licy, or for linitter ends, be to be accounted a liar, and to have the lye ofcen ai- 
ven him.or JAJGoodmn for denying the whole ftory, and a tinning the contrary 
upon the bare word and relation of a ftranger, a great Sectary, and a party in 
the caufe, who according to all reafon cannot be thought but he will fpeak fa 
vourably for hiaiftif, elpeciaily being fuch a one,as a man may,withou: breach 
of charity, prefume he will fpeak any thing for himfelfc in his own caufe, whjn 
as hee did to mee in the prefence and hearing of three godly Citizens al- 
ledge in his owne behalfe to cleer himfelf from all fault in this matter ,that one 
of thewitnefles who depofed,faid, he was hired to fvvear againft him, and had 


A further Difcovery of the Errourt 

five (hillings given him by one of the Juftices, or fbme about him, and had three 
or foure cups of fack given him before he fwore, and was drunk when he took 

TVe honrft ^1 Citizens after ^ ^ ""^ ^ m ^"^ ^^ * Citl " 

ng cTr P eaT\JL/e,a"theJ s cie zensthcn prefent with me, replied, he had 

came to fpeak with me, and was beft take heed what he (aid tO 


brought into the room where theft three Citizens 7 ,/;?/- ^ n L n. 

were and I fpake nothing to him nor he any thing J ultlces or reace, mat they mould make 

t;>me,buc in their hearing, who will teftifie this any wicnefie drunck, or have any hand to 

give <;,s. to one to fweare againft him, and 

mat this was not likely , nor to be beleeved by any wi(e man ; and I fuppofe if 
I mould reply never a word more to what C.*//M hath ob/t^ed againft this 
ftory of finf*l had (aid enough to fatisfie rational! declaring I had ray 
information from a perfon of worth, and by Cretmfis nothing is here brought 
to in fringe ir> but only the parties own teftimony,who isamanalfootherv/ayes 
obnoxious,asl have already declared. Now from the manner I ffaall come ro 
the matterjand for the Relation which I have fet down ofCofins in thelaft leaf 
of my Book fave one 3 1 received it from a Reverend Minifter who is Preacher 
at Rocbefar (the place where Cofens lives) and a Member of the Aflcmbly, who 
told it me,and a Common Counfell man of this City, and I writ it from this 
Miniiters mouth that J might neither forget nor miftake it, and read it to him 
after I had done, and upon reading, he approved it as hisfenfe, and that which 
he had related . But now fuppoling there Oiould be any miftakes in the firft re 
lation made to this godly and learned Minifter, yet I reporting it juft as I had ic 
from his mourh (he being a man to be beleeved^) and as an information only, not 
as a thing of my own knowledge, I conceive I cannot be taxed for a lyar, noc 
according to any acception or definition of a lye jandiflbe in this kindetobe 
blamed for Iying,I d^fireto know of Matter Goodwin by the next in cafe hee 
have reported from fofens a Seftarj7"a bole per(bn,a man fpeakhg in his own 
caufe,any thing that is untrue, (which that he haih done I ftall infallibly prove) 
how he will free himfelf from the fame crime, and not more juftlyincurre the 
tide of great Mafter O*ta/fr, then I the brand of lying, which hefo liberally 
bsiiowes upon me. But to come to the particulars, for the firft words that Ca- 
lens mould fay, Jefus Crift VPM a Bsfiard : tis confefled by him who related it 
( [hough he had it from a very good hand J) that tho(e words are not found in 
the deposition againg him before two Juftices )but thefe, Cbrifl ( ajt ) be was 
a child, andjou mttft. not bekeve all the words beefiid- y and for the fuller fatif- 
facli on of the Reader, I do here (et down the Information and Depofitionto 
titcle as it was taken before the Major of Rocbtfar , and another Tufiice 
of Peace. 

and Praftices of the St&aries. p 5 

Givic. RofFenf. 

The Information of John Cofens of Chatham , taken upon ojtk the i^dysf 

Auguft, 1644. before John Philpot Major, and Philip Ward Eftuire, 

Jitjliccs of Peace within the faid C t) . 

WHo faith, that about July laftwas twelve months, he being at work at 
the houfe of Matter iWJiam Cobbamr^ in the (aid City with Robert Co- 
fens his brother , they fell into difcourfe concerning the Book of Common 
Prayer, when the faid Robert offered to lay a wager that the fame mould be put 
down within a moneth-.and fhould be read no more ; whereupon the (aid Jttbn 
Cojcns replyed, why Brother there are many things there commanded by God; 
by what God faith the fiid Robert? to whom h? anflvered by our Siviour 
Chrift > Our Saviour Chrift , faid Robert Crftnf (alas)he was a child, and you 
muft not beleeve all the words he faid. 

Joka Pbilpot Major. John Cofens [_ his mark. 


Fera C>pi*) & txaminat. per tne Joban. GjUafeS. 

Now I appeale to the Reader whether thefe words related in this Depofiii- 
on, be not Blafphemy as well as the other, and whether a miltake might not ea- 
fily ari(e from thefe words d-pofed, to report the other; but to put freteafit 
out of doubt that tis no lye, nor forgery to report fuch words, yea and more of 
fbme Seftarks,Grefe/?/ Saints, and therefore ne needed not to have triumphed 
fo much in it : I will gi\ e him two inftances of Seftaries, who have blafphem- 
ed after this manner. The firft is one C>}leburne of Watford in the liberty of 
Saint Allans, a great Anibapcift and Seftarie, who fpake thefe words j that our 
SaviourChriftwasabaftarJ, and che firft time that he taught was in a tub up 
on the fea. This was found by a Jury upon oath, and was returned into.ths 
Kings Bench by Certiorate, in Michaelmas Term: laft, The fecond is one in 
MidlefeXj who is indited at the Kings Bench, for faying that our Saviour Chritl 
ivasabaftard, and the Virgin Mary a with nuuy other blafphemous 
words, which ( being (b horrid and filt iyj I chink nor fie torn ike publike : 
This is found by the grand Inqueft in Candlemas Terms laft, upon the know 
ledge of one of the (aid grand Inqueit; and to affure the Reader of what I 
write, I have by me the whole Procefle and particulars at large, which T 
fetched out of the Crowne Office, fobfcribed with the Clirkshand 5 whichbe- 
caufe they are fb large, and I have much ex reeded the number of fheer si aloe- 
ted to this Reply,! forbeare to.Princ them; buc vCnteafis doubt of the truth 
gf what I hew write, he may if he will be at the charge, hm the whole pro 

c;6 ^ farther Discovery of the Errottrt 

c eedingsoutofthe Crown Office a ctefted under hand. And for Cofim (peak 
ing thefe very words, Cretenfis a little after (thoug here be denies them) yec 
confefles thele words were charged upon him ; though upon examination wa 
ved ; elfewhat meancs that pafiTage of Cfcttniis , the witnefie upon whole 

* Tingle teftiinony ( originally 3 both the/e and the former words were charged 

* upon him ; Now what thole former words were, I deiii e Cntevfls to refolve 
in his Re joyrider. 

For che fecond, that if JefusChrift were upon the Earth again, hee would 
<be afoamed of many things he then did, Thisiecond part of the Relation of 
the Information Crettnfis calls a lye, and the tecond in order, and thereupon 
enlarges lrimf,-lf after this manner, c For neither did the man( namely Cojetts) 
1 fpeak anji fuch words as the(e,the witnefle upon whofc (ingle teftimony( ori- 

* gimllyj both theie and the former words were charged upon him,upon rexa- 
miration, and that upon oath before the Committee of the County, waved 
f both the one and the other,as appeares by the faid examination under the hand 
c of the Clark of the faid Committee,whkh I few and read ; and i forth com- 

* ming for any man to perufe for his further fatisfaftion. Now that the Reader 
may (ce what Cretenfis confidence and impudencieis, and thatC^J (pake 
fuch words as tbefe, I defire him to read what followes to a word 9 taken out of 
the originalls, r kept in the Majors Court of Rochefter. 

Civit, Roffcnf: 

The Information of Francis Tillet, tafyu upon Oath the 1 9. of Auguft, 
before Mafter John Philpot <JMajor t Philip Ward,<WBarnabas 
Walfall Jnflices of the yeace within the fai 

WHo(auhjthatin Lent was twelvemonethslaft a he being upon his duty, 
at the guard of the Bridg at the Gentry with Robert Cofens, and fome 
others, he being talking with the Aid Robert Cojeru about the troubles of the 
Church, and fome fpeechofour Saviour Chrift, he the faid fofens then (aid, 
that if our Saviour Chrift were now again upon the Earth 1 ,he would be afliam- 
ed of what he had done,- and he further (aith, that he heard John Pattentf 
Saint Margaret?, and John Co fens Brother of the (aid 0*r*,declare that they 
have heard him fay to the effect aforefoid. 

John Philpot Major. the Marke of the faid 

Philip Ward. Francis Q TiUct. 

Estrnahaf Walfall, Vera Co fa & txaminat* fer me Johan. Goldtoell. 


and Prdftices of the Setfarie/. 97 

Now for chat which Cre/en/ialledges here to clear Cf^ f t &** ne never (pake 
any fuch words as thefe, tis allfjfi as I (hall demonftrate it to the Reader, and I 
am confident that Crctenfir with all his Rherorick,and great fwelling fix footed 
words, can never clear himfelf, but muft blufh for fhame , tinlefle he be paft 
ic, and confeffe that either he was too credulous to beleeve fcch a Seftary and a 
nun in hisowncaufe asC0/<r/,orel(eoutof hafte and cagernefTe to confute 
me , miftooke the bufineffe quite, or which is worfe, did wilfully, and on pur- 
pjfe write thus to brand me , hoping that I fhould not be able to difprove him 
by ever petting the Records to teltifie the contrary ; and before I do particu 
larly difprove thde fix or fcven lines of Cr:tenftf 9 I fhall ufher in what I have 
to fey by retorting juftly frctcnjit words upon himfelf, which he unjuftly ufed 
againftrue, That f rgery of forgeries, and all i* forgery, aU over for in this con 
futation of Crettnfir(by which you miy judge both of thofe many that go be 
fore ir, and cho(e few that follow after) There are not only well-nigh, but al- 
together, quotverbjytatrmndica t and yet even this hath this banner of confi 
dence di fpkyed for the credit of ir 3 at appears by the fild exjtmmatu n under hand 
oftheCltrl^cJ the faid Committee, trhic b I far? and read $ and it coming for any 
nun to fcrvje for hit fatitfitfion ; all which is faife as Khali undeniably demon- 
ftrate under the Clerks hand of the Committee; and therefore if I would deale 
in fuch a fcoffing way with Cnte*Ji f ) as he hath done by me (though fal/ely ) I 
could marfhall his lies, and ranck them in order, firnVecond, hird,&c.and could 
at the end of every one cry, keep tab,fcoreup y tally on, and fay this is a fifth (ifnoc 
a fifth and fixch) phib in the Relation of freten/i/^ for here is a big lye with a leP 
fer in the belly of it- in britf^ there is never afeotence, nay not a claufe* nor one 
word brought by Crct(Jj/ todifprovethis fecond part of the ftory of Coftns 
that is true, and yet it hath frttenjtr feile upon it , and this foundation (greater 
then Mr. Edwards, I was informed for certain) namely , asit appears by the 
c (aid examination under the hand of the Clerk of the faid Committee, which! 
1 ft w and read j and is forth-coming for any man to perufe for his fatisfa ftfon 5 
and I am confident there arc more untruths in thefe (even lines of Cretenfis 
brought to difprove one claufe of one ftory of mine, then in all my Gangr^n* 
(unlefie Biiftakes in the manner of a Relation, as in the order or miftake of 
a name, SccJconfifHng of thirty fhectsjand upon condition that Cretenfif will 
promife to lubmic to this fair condition, to be willing his Church fhould be put 
down, and to Petition wish ice that upon proof of things by me, hit Saints may 
be punifhed, I am contented to referre the determination of it to Authority, 
and if I makeit not good, to be willing to fuflfcr what the Parliament flialt 
think fit; but by the way, if Cretenfit fignall and choyce confutations founded 
f upon examinations under the hand of the Clerk of a Committee which he 

O &w 

9 8 A further Discovery of the Err ours 

faw and read, and is forth-coming for any man to per ufe for his fatisfaftion., 
be of fodark and difmall a complexion, that there is fcarce io much as one beam, 
or the leaft glimmering of the light or truth in the whole body of itj what 
{hall we think of ihofe that have no fuch image or fuperfcription of confidence 
upon them, but be only loole informations from Anabaptifts, Apprentices, per- 
ibns in their own cauie&c? If Cretenfis Chariots and horf;>men fail , furely 
his Infantry will yeeld ihe field. And that I may make good all this which I 
have iaid, and 502 only feed the Reader with words and flourifces fas Cretenfis 
doth) I defire the Reader to perufe what followes, which cleerly proves what I 
fay,and confounds Crctenfif. 

pear before the Committee at Aibfwd to morrow 

which this (hall be your warranr. 

Ails ford Novcmb. I p Anthony Weldon. Join Tixe. 

John Cofent James Hillt Georgt Paine 
Francis fillet JohnHiUt William Barnet 

To all Conftalktyiind other officers to whom thi 

Let Mr. Goldtvell &nd a Copie of the Articles with thefe wicnefles. 

The Examination of FfancisTiDtt taken .upon oaih before SIT Anthony Wtl- 
don^Wittiam Jatms 9 Richard Beak ,znd John BmE/quires, upon an informati 
on of fomefubornation againft Robert Coje/,Novemb. 20. 1 644. 

Who faith that Rsbwt Co fens and this examinat being together upon the 
Gentry, they were talking of the Common Prayer, and the Lords Prayer; and in 
shis difeourfe the examinate affirmed., That the Lords Prayer WM taugbi xnto him 
by hit Forefathers., and that it wot of Cbrifts mtkirigand framing whereunto Ro 
bert Cofens replyed, That if o*r Saviour were again upon earth he mttld be ajbamtd 
of what he had done-) and that afterward thisexaminace relating unto his Brother 
John Cofins this diicourfe, the faid John Cofws replyed, that his Brother Robtrt 
had faid unto him as much before. 

Andnw LydtU Clerk Committee. 

Now I defire the Reader but to compare this Examination under the hand 
of the Clerk of the Committee with wnztCretenfif haih wiirten anent his bufi- 
H 1 , and he will finde Cretenfis lines brought to clear Goknt from ipeaking 

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and Yrafticet of the SeBarie/. 99 

thefe words, to have forgeries in it, numerous beyond meafare , the whole and 
every pare of ic being nothing but Hi and fox she furtner conyi&km -rf Cre- 
tenfis, I will go over his words. I . Crttwfi faith, mitktr did the vttn ftid^tiy 
fttcb ivordf u tfofe. CKienfa, how dare you i*.y jo, when js before three juiiicea 
of Peace upon oar 1 ; thetd w ords Wire dtpofed againft him ? is your negative te- 
ftimony without >ath fufficicnt to \ 2, fnttnpt affirms for proof of 
his words, tha*. C fiw inever fpake fijch words as.tbtie, that the witnelle upon 
whofe fingle tefomony ("originally) both thefe and the former words were char 
ged upon him upw re- examination and that upon oath before the Committee 
of the County, vavedboth the one and the other,which is all itark ftaring falfe; 
and C etenfi pioof failing hinij what is Cntetijii teftiraony worth} Now if the 
Reader do but read this Examination under the Clerk of the Committees hand, 
and compare with that the firfr Depofiuon ofFranci* Tilltt before the Major of 
Rocbefler and two other Juftice?, he muft prefcntly fte it fmels above ground, 
and that here Crcteafs words takes place in [Amfett^qifafz-erba, tot mendjch : I 
defirethe Reader to tell the untiuths, and that proved upon Record, and not 
untruths made upon my faying they are lies as fatwfis are upon his bare 
wojcd?. . 

1. Cretenfis avoucheth confidently that it was one witnefle upon wfioie fm- 
gle teltimony (originally) both thefe and the former words were charged up 
on him : let this be the firft lie in tfeis Catalogue, for cis evident by the Depofi- 
tions which I have fet down, that there: were two witnefles, John Cofenr and 
Francis Ttlltt^Francit litkt who (wore Coftns fpake tbefe wcrdp, and John Co- 
fens who depofed the other words 5 fj that iherewere twowkneflts,and each 
witneffe depoled not thefame, buc dirTcrenc words. 

2. Creten^s here affirms the for-naer words, namely, that Jejw Cbrifl wot* 
J>ajlard, were charged upon him; which if they were, and that upon oath, that 
was a good ground for the report j but if they were not charged upon him, but 
other blafphemous words, then Cretenfi tcls another phib, which is the fecond 
in order. 

5. reitttfit pofitively (without faying I was Co informed, &c.) aflerts that 
thefe words fpoken, viz* by Cff-w 3 IfChrifl wen upon the earth again be wmld 
b afl>Mned,&c. the witnefle -upon re-examination, and that upon oath before 
the Committee of the County waved them : Now how falfe this is, lee but 
the Fteader compare the firft and fecond D^pofition of Francit Titiet, who 
depofed thefe words againft C*J**t, before three Jufticts, and upon re-exami- 
nation, and that upon oath before the Gonrmitree of the County (wore the 
fame again the fecund time, and was far from waving it as appears by the exa 
mination under the Clerks hand of the Committee which I have fet down ; and 

O 2 now 

I oo A further Drfiovery of the Errours 

now I might fay to the Reader,^f<?;> ta/^this is the third down-right fall, more 
then a ftumble 5 this is a big lye with others in the belly of it-for firft the former 
.words were not charged upon fofafsty&rAftcis Ti/let, but only thefe words; 
and therefore how could he be re-examined upon that of which he never in 
formed, nor was formerly examined ? Secondly, much lefl e then could he up 
on oath wave them ; and for the other words which he was re-examined up 
on, he flood to them before the Committee, and is ready to teftifie them ftill 
whe.nfoever he lliall be called thereunto. 

4. Cretenfis affirms that he who depofed thcfe words, viz,. That if Chrifi 
were upon the earth again,&c.} did upon re-examination before the Committee 
wave them, as appeaVs by the faid examination under the hand of the Clerk of 
the faid Committee. Now I might here fo} y fcore up- this is the fourth word of 
folly in Cretenfis confutation; for there is no fuch examination underthe hand 
of the Clerk of the faid Committee, but the contrary to it, as appears by that 
examination fet down already taken upon oath before Sir Anthony Weldon, <$<;. 
and fubfcribed by Andrew Lydall Clerk Committee. This untruth may well 
ftand for two, or at leaft be printed in a Capital! Letter, becaufe he affirms a 
grofl e lye,and a thing quite contrary to truth,to be under the hand of the Clerk 
of the Committee. 

5 1 .. frcttnfis proceeds upon this examination, that he faw it, which I far? ; I 
might here fay, Tally on, this is a fifth phib in this relation; for how could Cre- 
tenfis fee that which never was ; but if he faw any fuch thing that Francis Tittet 
(hould deny thefe words, he muftneeds fee fomething that was forged by fome 
of his Sectaries, to engage him to confute Mr. Edwards Book. 

6. Cretenfis further ailerts, that he read this under the hand of the Clerk of 
die Committee: I might here fay Crctcnfis ftill advances in his Cretian way, 
and this is the fixthjkw; for how could he read that which never was? and I 
conceive Cret.enfis will upona review of what he hath written, cry peccAvi, and 
fay, J was deluded and quite miftaken. 

7, And laftly, the faid Independent confutation and aflertion/or uniformi 
ty fake, that it may end as it began, or rather end worfe, by rifing and afcend- 
ing in untruths, affirms in the clofe of it, that this examination is forth-coming 
for any man to perufe for his fatisfaclion. Now Reader remember the account, 
for. this is the feventh and eighth time at leaft, yea theninth and tenth that this 
confutation prevaricateth with the truth; for in thefe words, this examination 
is forth-coming, there are many lyes. Firft, there is no fuch examination. Se- 
coniy, then it cannot be forth-coming. Thirdly, not for any one man to per 
ufe, much leffe for any man. And fourthly, it can be much lefle forfatisfadion. 
And J much wonder Crtttfo 9 if you had feen and rw_d. an .esamioatign under 


and Praftifes of the Sectaries. i o I 

the hand of the Clerk of the Committee, proving what you here fay, and con 
futing this part of the ftory related by me o?Cofens y and that tending fo much 
to the fatisfaftion of any man , why did you not caufe it to be forth-coming, 
printing it here together with your Confutation? Certainly Cretenfs r had 
you fccn and read uich an examination under the hand of the Clerk of the faid 
Committee, there can be no reafon given why you flioiild not have printed 
that, as well as an Anabaptifts Letter written to an Anabaptift, anda writing 
given you from Mr. Burroughs ; furely an examination under the Clerks hand 
of a Committee, would have been more authenticall with rationall men to 
have convidled my Book of untruths, then a Letter of an Anabaptifticall boy, 
&e. and therefore for my part, I am confident, Cretcnfts faw that in the exami 
nation brought him by Cofens, which being printed , would have difadvan- 
taged his foul-mouthed Confutation of this ftory, either contradicting , or 
rendring the whole fufpeclcd j and therefore he fupprefled it , being wil 
ling to blaft my Book for the prefent , while it was new come forth, and 
much fought after; making account, if after I fliould be able to difprovc 
him , yet he could not play his after game , either by pleading miflakes, 
and that he was fo informed, or elfe by hisRhetorick and words at will, 
wrefting either the examination brought him to thefe word in Cretenfis^ or 
elfe thefe words and phrafes of his to the examination; however one way or 
other to fhift for his credit, and to wrangle it out , in which fretenjis hath a 
wonderful! Art and faculty by his wit and largenefle of confcience , to call 
black white, and to make quidlibct ex ejuolibet ; and however Cretcnfis, to 
work the Reader to a belief of him in the confutation of this part of the ito- 
r y f Cf ens > fpeaks of an examination under the hand of the Clerk of the 
iaid Committee, which he faw and read; yet I am confident he knew it 
would not prove what he here faith , and my confidence is upon this ground, 
becaufe from his own words I gather he had this counter-information from 
the mouth of the faid Cofens, and the examination . r _. . 

i L i j r i V-i i r - omen/. $tg . ^o. . TIuj Courier- 

under the hand or the Clerk or the Committee inton.atio.i i had fiom the 
(what ever it was) was brought him bv Cofens: ?, r jth f tlie , faid Ce f e > h ^ 

^, T . . lelf, andlnvethepaniJtilarsuii- 

NOW I conceive that examination under the hand der his hand.- 

of the Clerk of the Committee which Cofens fhewed (^rctenji^ he alfo 
(hewed, me, which I carefully read, and that in the prefence of three Ci 
tizens, in which there was nothing in the judgement of us four to -weaken 
this teftimony of Yrancu Tillct^ but rather by that, and the confeifiort 
of Cofens himfelf to us, much fell from him to confirm the truth ;ofthis, 
and other paH ages in this ftory, which I prefently writ down as foon;as 
Cofens was gone ; and for a need, befides my own teftimony , thofe Ci 

JO2 A farther Discovery of the Errourt 

lizsnsrwill bs ready to witnefle alfo the truth of what then paffed ib that b y 
all this the Reader may tee more untruth in one peece of Crctmfis confutati 
on. ot the ftory of Co fens , then there are pretended untruth?, made by all the 
arc and malice pf.^rcttajpr againft the whole ftory afCofenj fo that to con 
clude this I aske of Cretmfs who is the lyar now > and I fappofe I may more 
qtuly apply Greienfis own words a little changed, fpoken agataft me to him- 
lelf : doubtlefle the man hath fold hirafelf to write all , and all maaner of un 
truths, that.hee can but fcrapple together from what mouths, or tongues, 
or p^ns,> he cares not fo they be but Independent in their conftitution , and car 
ry any antipathy in them to the honour and good of Presbytery 5 and in cafe 
they be but fuch, tis no matter if they be Anabaptifts, Seekers, yea loofe 
drunken perfons and Blafphemers. Crtteopi by this Anfwer hath proved many 
things I fpake of in Gangrtna, all the Sectaries and Blaipfaemers clofing with 
Independents, and the Independents with them to make one common party 
againftthe godly Orthodox Minifters and people of thefe Kingdomes who 
are for truth and peace. 

3. Cretenjti proceeds to infringe the truth of my Relation of the ftory of 
Cofent in five other particulars ; but by this part of the ftory which I have^made 
good,and the many particulars wherein I have difproved Cretenfa, efpecially 
conlidering tis all of the fame complexion , Co/ins information being the fole 
ground whereupon Cntenfo goes, ( is he confefles pag^o. ) the Reader may 
cafily gueflfe at the reft,and my Authors /with the Records produced, are more 
aii:hemick then Cofaif bare n& ; therefore for prefentl ftiallnot enlarge further 
upon the thirdjfourth, fifth heads ofCretenfa, butreferve to my full Reply the 
whole Relation of Cejem being bound over by the Juftices upon theie blafphe- 
mies attefted againft him to the Se(fions,and of his being imprifoned for fpeak- 
ing words againft a Member ofjhe Houfe of Commons, dwelling in that coun- 
ty,and of the complaint for his blafphemies againft Chrift exhibited to the Re 
corder of Rochefter/and of the Recorders binding him to his good behaviour 
out of the pious (enfe he had of th wrong done to Chrift, and the words he 
fpake to him,and of his addrefle to the Committee of Kent for a review of thefe 
Depoficions, &c. only there (eems tobefome interfering between the third 
and fourth branch tfGritenfij confutation ; Crete*fis denying Cofens to be ever 

under any reftraint, or needing any order from any in place, or to any in place 
tp releafe Cflfait , in reference to his blafphemies j and yet he faith prefently 
after 3 upon the fight of the fore-mentioned examination taken upon oath before 
the Committee, by the Juftices the man was dilcharged : Now I demand, 
What was he difchargedfrom/ and whether was not this difcharging of the 
man a releafing of the man ? Opertet Crccenfcm efe mmwem. 

4. As 

and Pra&jces of the Seftaries. 

4. As to Cretenfis fixt branch, calling chat part of the relation of Cofas a 
loud lying Information : I reply, Tisa mainifelt truch, and will be wicncfled 
by many, that Dew, L<tnm, and Woodman, all three of them have preached in 
Cofens houfe,which is (b evident in Rochsfter, fthat as the dayes of the moneth 
when they preached are known , foare the names of many of the Audijours 
that were prefent : and for proof of it, *cis given me under hand from Koche- 
fter, that Woodman himfelf confeftit the very fame day he preached before a 
< Jultice of peace and other vvicncfies, being apprehended by the Officers, and 
brought before him, who being thus con vented, gave it under his hand, thic 
* he would never again preach within five miles ofRochetter: and chough 
Cofens i^hh he knowes no fuch man (which we think, upon good ground, is 
e a lie,)yet can he deny Woodman hath preached in his hoiifc ? which is the 
thing aflerred. 

$. For that laft part of the relation ofCefent going to M a fterC /<*/, &c. 
for uniformity fake, made a lie by Crete*/*/, becaufe he was (s t upon it to blaft 
all for lies ^ I reply, that as the firft pare is confefled to be true, afent going to heare 
foistheiaftas true 5 thoughdenyedj for Matter C^re affirmss, Mr Clare P reacl - 
he faid he would complain of him 5 and let Cofens bethink himfelf what he /aid 
of Mafter Ckrc,and he muft confefl^ it. As for that argument Cretenfir brings 
why he did not threaten to complain of him, and that the man dares not threa 
ten to queftion any whatsoever, becaufe da his judgment, none ought to be 
queftioned or troubled for their judgements in matters appertaining unto 
God : I anfwer, Tis a weak one,and it followes not ; becaufe the Scftariss priii- 
ciplesandprac\iccsdonot agree, they pra fifing many things ofcen wherein 
they profelTi contrary : How many Seftaries have we in thefe dayes,who plead 
fo:-, and profeffe liberty of conference, v/hich yet have noc only threatned 
godly Miniiters and Ghriftians for their confcience?,but aftually have brought 
them incotrouble,andpnnifhed them feverall waies? Surely Cretenfif, ifyoq 
had read Hiftories of the Church, both and :nt and madern, you would hjvs 
found H-reticks and Seftiries, asArians, Donatifts, Anabaptifis 4 S6apl3 
ans, ATaiiniansprofsfTingas Cofexs here does, who yet when they hive had. 
opportunities, proved grea: perfecurers of the Orthodox godly Minifters; 
and wee well knoxv by many fiirewd fignesand inftances^ &&\fr*ienj& 
and his abettors , who have fo much pleaded for a Toleration, fnal.l come 
once to get power in their hands, they will as much tolerate Presbyterians, 
as now they will to come into anyplace, office, employment Ecclefiafticall, 
Civil), or Military, where tis in their power to hinder them. And the re- 
fore Cretnfif, you had need bring better Arguments to confute my Antapolo- 
,gie t ( which your Sectaries give out you arc upon )$ orelfeyou will doe the 


1 04. A fari her Difcomry of the En ours 

Apologifts little good cither in matter of fa#, or in anfwering the argumen 
tative part of it. 

6. .Or/tt//SV in his animadverfions and inferences rruide upon my relation 
of the (lory of Cofcm, not knowing who related it to me, nor the occafion 
of the. relation, &c. in the clofe of his confutation of the ftory of C<?- 
fcns, moftfalily and wickedly, without fear or wit, brands him who related 



of fcandals and 

falfljyods again ft the Independents Without fear ? Certainly, fcretenfis throat 
is an of en fepulchre, and the poyfon of aft s is under his lips, what ft, ill be gl- 
"jentiKto thec, or what [hall be done unto thcc, thott falfc ton<rue ? Thispadage 
againft the godly Miniftcr who told mee this ftory, fils up the meafureof 
Cwtenfis Mgz, lying, and evill fpeaking; and hee could hardly have fpoken 
more untrue words then thefe, whether hee confider the man himfelfe, or 
the manner of his relating it. In one word, the Minifter who related this 
ftory to me,ts a reverend, learned, godly, humble, retired man, a man who 
hath been many yeers of good account in the Church of God, a Member al- 
fo of the Aflembly, and a man far from forging, or feeding him felfe and 
the world with all manner of fcandals againft the Independents, &c. and 
this Minifter did not make it his bufincfle or work to tell mee this ftory, 
coming to mee, or ever intending to come : but I, going in London upon 
myoccafions, this Minifter accidentally being in a thop with a friend of his, 
a Citizen whom I knew alfo, I fpake to them as I was going by, and they 
to mee ; and fo in the fhop exchanging a few words, the Citizen asked me 
if my Book were come forth, or when it would : whereupon this Minifter 
and I had fome words about the fubjecl of it, and falling into difcourfe, hee 
related this ftory to mee and the Citizen which when I had it from him, 
the laft fheet of my Book being either printing off, or quite printed oft", I 
fmt it in a Poftfcript, as the Reader fees : and therefore let all the world 
judg what untruths rctenps hath belched out againft this reverend and worthy 
Minifter. But Crctenfis is a man that in all his Writings and Sermons falls 
upon all that come in his way, having no refpeclof age, place, gifts, fufferings 3 
c. if they be againft his fond conceits and Sectaries. 

And thus, good Reader, I have gone over all the particular materiall ex 
ceptions made againft my Book entituled Gangr&na , by Mafter Saltmarfo, 
Matter FPi/iiyM, and fretenjis \ and I doubt not, but by this time, even by 
this briefer Reply, every indifferent Reader is fatisfied, how unjuft and 
falfe thofe outcries and clamours of lyes lyes, are, and how in them that Pro 

and PrMces of the Sectaries. J o $ 

verb is verified, <*A great cry , but a little Wooll : little caufe, but onely the 
rage and madnefle of the Sectaries to fee themfelves and their \vaycs fo laid 
open in the fight of the Sun. And yet I have not done with my Antagonifts, 
but fhall more fully anatomize and rip them up, and further juftihe and 
clecr all things excepted againft in AHA, which being lighter, arc now 
patted over, or though fpoken unto, need further amplification and illuftra- 
tion. In a word, there is nothing behinde untoucht, that either glances 
upon mee, or fpeaks for themfelves and their partie ; but I intend to beak 
to it fully, and am refolvcd (God fparing me life and opportunity) not to die 
in their debt. And J could now play the Rhetorician, and. fpend fomc 
kaves in running over all the Errours, Heresies, Blafphemies, Paflices, Sto 
ries, &c. laid down in Gaxgrtnj, not fo much as once o^ered co be difpro- 
ved, though they be of perfons and things here living, and afled in London, 
and ncer at hand, and which Crctcnfis, with all his gatherings,intelligences,ob- 
fc rvatiojis and prefentations from SedariesoiFfeverall fores, Anabaptiftsjnde- 
pendents, Seekers, &c. and of fcvcraJl parts in the Kingdomc, Kent, EiVex, 
London, &c. hath been able to fay nothing againft ; and might,, going from 
one particular to another, triumph over CrettHJis, damping the fuperfcription 
of Truth upon them, and ask him, What fay you to the 84. and 8.).Erroufs 
Liid down in the Catalogue ? Is it not true that fuch things were preached iiL 
London ? Whether is not that which I have related Qfl aul Bcft true ? Whe 
ther did not Matter Burroughs and Maftcr CjrecnhHl preach bitterly againft th* 
Petition of many well affecled Citizens for the fctling of Government ? Ancf 
fol might goe through hundreds; and of all thofe fads, opinions, pracli- 
ces that thefe three men have not been able (though fo willing) to except a- 
gainft, infcrre, conclude, and fiourifh over Cretenf.s with his- ownc fword. 
There is no reafonable man, that coniiders the malignitie, wrath, &c. of Ma- 
fter Saltm.irfi, Matter JVahvyn, but efpecially tfCrctenjis, againft me and my 
late Book, and the opportunities they have had through their acquaintance 
with Sectaries of all lorts ; befides the publick notice given of anfvvcring 
me, as appears by the intelligence and particulars brought in to Cretcr.fu from 
feverall places, to furnifli him their Champion ; together with the extreme 
eager deiire of fi-ctenps taking all advantages againft mee, making matter 
of confutation and lies of that which I am confident was never made by any 
Scholar in an Anfiver before,(as,r/^ htufc a meeting for Settiiries ; as,thc not be 
ing able to put the Nominative cafe and Vtrb together, and fuch like) but wil think 
they have fpoke the utmoft they poflibly could againft my Book, and thut of 
courfe fome of the things drawn up and reprefented by the hand of Envic 
muft needs be falfc : fo that whereas Cmcnfs conceives, thac 4iow in hr. 

P Anfwt r > 

- -h 


An.fwer hee informed the world how many lyes and untrhths there arc 
m Gangrna\ fa truth is r that hee and his feilow-feaaries have done it but 
faintly, arid.wit.h the .extrenxe dam mags of tlieir own caufe : for all wife and 
unprejudiced men will .acquit ail the othec particulars from, the cfimes and irr^ 
Ijutationsoflies-aadfalQibod,, .and concjwdc them all true and certain for 
furely, if there had been any hole to have been picked in them, either the 
malice, or the wit, or the induftry, or one thing or other <retimju and his 
aflociates, would have found it out, and-not have fpared me : fo that the ve 
ry enemies \\inefle to the truth of the body of my Book, the things that 
are found fault with by them being but a fpot here and theje, a.few in cam-, 
panfon, (if fpots) and I may fay of all the exceptions taken by my three An- 
tagomfts, , fuppofing them to be miirakes, (though I have (hewed- the contrary) 
Mat arc thefe among fo many not excepted againft, being bat as gleanings to 

the vintage ? 

c. ..and; in his laft.SeduM^, winds .up: his Aqfwer in fpeafei 
ing to the Reader, that though for thd prsfent hee. hatkgiven kiv&otxlya-tafte 
cfMafler^ Edwards grapes, yetfttgicicnt,\nc frefameSrto.uavincetke Reader 3 
ibat.hto vine is the vine of Sodom, &c. %M ptt<$effej!rhxf he hath not read one quar 
ter of the Book^ M jet, nor knows not Whether ever hee flail care to read it thorart 
y no ; and then labours to poilefle the Reader, that what hee Jfoth-vot axfivet- 
d,vther-s \*iU very foortiy ; a few- .dayer (hee .mattes n&qttsftidn) . &$. oive the 
leader more light to comprehend the darkv-effc of Gzngryna. ; and prophefies,T^ 
^ Witt come, and is even- at the do cr^When there Will be fcarct ofo ft one left ufon 
pother of all this falfe building., Which Will not he yulid down by the hand of 
Trxth : And }^he the fcrvants of QojLjlati have had the oppwt unity - to Wafo off 
that-dgrt and filth Which Mr, Edwards hath caji upon them, Ga-gF2tna Will be 
found a firm^et, yea,axd efthe race and linage of that great fcarlet whore, Which 
.or.r^tth the earth With her fornication. 

Re fly. As for Cretcnjis faying, hee hath oncly for prefent given a tafte of 
Matter Edwards grapes, implying., hee could feed the Reader with whole 
duftersj. and intimating hee hath a great deal more to fay to my Book, as 
other pafla,ges exprefle befides this, viz,, pag. 3 8. I prefame that Miftris Gan- 
gr^na hath not at yet paid mee the tythe or tenth parj: of her forgeries, &c, 
1- anfwer,, I beleeve frftenfis hath faid all hee poflibly could againft Can- 
<gr<nn.i ; I doe not think hee left out any thing hee could objedl againft 
it :, Whofoever reads but hisAnfwer, and obferves his rage and heat, his 
playing at the fmalleft games,- and picking of ftraws to finde matter againft 
iny, Book to fill up fix flieets with, railing and dechming againft it, will 
>ot think hee gave but a tafte, or a tenth, But how could Cftfoft % 


and Vra&icei of the Se&arier. \ o 7 

hee had given onely attfte for thcprefent, and not the tenth part, whenas 
hee profeffes truely hee had not read one quaver of the SaoJ^ the n , neither 
knew Vfhether hec fljmld ever care to read .it therm* or KO ? Could hee divine 
of what hee had not read, nor knew not whether ever hee ihould rcade, ? 
that there was ten times more behinde ? And befides, How could ><?- 
tettfis, out of what hee knew not whether hee fliould ever read, promife the 
Reader to give hisri , not of.ely a tafte, bu: abundance ? Certainly rcterf9 
meant the far greatefi part of his grapes promiied the Reader, fhould be 
gathered by other hands, and be (as hee faith of the particulars deteded 
already) obferved by others, and pre/ent^d to him : and after this rate of 
the farre greateft part of particulars obferved by others, aiuLprefented to 
him, us ealie for Cretenfs to give Anfwers ; and I much wonder we have 
no more.of them, but that he takes almoft twoyeers to give an Anfwer to 
the Antapokpgl*. And no wonder, Crete* fs going upon an impliute faitty 
making an Anfwer out of particulars obferved by others, without reading- 
one quarter of my Book, not feeing with his own eyes, but making ufe of 
a pair of Independent, Antinomian, Anabapcifticall,&c. fpedacles to write 
with, the man much miftakcn, and fometimes takes that to be great 
which is little , and that which i^greit hee cannot fee at all. As for than 
Grttenfu faith , that hee preiiimes by the tafte hee hath given, hee hath 
conunced the Reader that my vine is the vine of Sodom, my grapes grapes 
of gall, ray. clufters bitter, &c. I bclccve every Reader who is not bewitch 
ed with the Independent Schifmaticall way, is convinced, that /W;*/.c 
hath fold enough to fatisfic all men, that his vine .is the vine of Sodom, 
that his grapes are grapes of gall, his wine the poyfon of dragons, and the 
1 venome of afps, and that generally all men fay of his Anfwer, yea, 
(qme of his owne party cry out of it, that it is too bitter : But as for my 
$&#** though ofyclhe, the object about which the Book is cxercifed 
s the vine X)f Sodom, grapes of gall, poyfon of Dragons, and the cru- 
11 venome. of Afps, treating of and laying open the Herefies, Blafphemies 
and Prances of the Sedaries, which iixleed are poyfonous and vencmous- 
yet>%7;^f the Difcowrfe it felfe, and the way of handling rfiofc things! 
ts healing and medicinall to cure the Reader of thofe ftings and poyfons 
VThich by eating of thofc fowr grapes of the Sectaries they have contracted - 
and my Book is farre from being like the vine- of Sodom, the poyfon of 
dragons, that in writing of it I have plaid the part of a Phyfician, made tf 
precious treacle and foveraigne antidote to cure and expell poyfons, by cor- 
reeling, qualifying, binding them, &c. laying open the Errours, Herefies, &c. 
i evill^ danger, and difcovcring remedies and cures proper for them, 

P 2 which 

1 08 A further D if c every of the Errours 

which, were they taken, and theprefcnptionsfoilovycd,Iam confident would 
prove the healing of thefe Nations. 

As for Creten/js p{-ocffion that be hath not read one quarter of the Book as 
yet ; nor knoives whether he foiil ever care to rend it through or no : I re 
ply, that Cretenlis at once, and in one breath difcovers himfelf to- be both 
weak and proud , hefliowshis folly and horrible pride. Firit, his folly; 
for what wife man that had reafon and common fenfe, though he could not 
ftettnjis 24. have * confirmed a peece of L-atitt , write true Englifo , nor 
framed the ftrttttttre of a period according to the common rules of Grammar ^ 
would have writ fo ? and truly this and other paflages in this Anfwer, 
confirms me much in that opinion which many undemanding learned Di 
vines have had of fretenfis a great while, that he is no judicious rational! 
man (as his followers cry him up) but only a wordy Divine, a multitude 
of words, that sail; that being true of him which was ud of Erafmw, 
that his writings were verba, non res j but of this folly of Cretenjis, the 
Reader may remember what I have written page 3 p. " of-,. this Book and lee 
rettnfs ever take me fo writing, and I will ~confefle m y folly. Seconly, 
*Tis horrible pride and arrogancie j what a proud paflage is this , fretenfis 
thinks himfelf fo great, and looks .down with fuch difdain upon me, ^as 
that he knovves not whether ever he fhall care to read my Book thorough 
or no , flighting it as not being worth his reading , nor I worthy to carry 
his Books after him ; this fpeech indeed is neer akin to that in page 15. /, 
deed if Indepsndent Minifters had cither the privitedge of eafe to preach fo. 
the bare -walls and pewes in their meeting places : The Independent Miniftersr 
are, fo taken up with preaching to great Congregations, and with the re* 
fort of great pcrfons to their houfes, and with the confutations they are ad 
mitted untill mid-night about great affairs- and, particularly fatenjis of 
late , as tis talked every where \\\ London,, that he kyowes not whether hejhall 
even fare to read my Book^. thorough or no , or fhall ever have leafnre to da 
it-, but Cretenfsi, let me tell you how much foever you flight my Books 
jand care not to read them thorough , as too much below you, yet there are 
your, betters for all kind of learning ,, yeers, piety, that care to read tho 
rough my Books , and blefl e God for them ; and though they be of as pier 
cing deep judgements as Qretenfttftt. could never h nd that non-fenfe^yeak^ 
tteffe of judgement, &c* which Cretenfis fpeaks of fo often. As for that 
Cretenjis promifes the Reader, that a few day es (he makes no queftwn) will 
give the Reader more light wherewith to comprehend mj darke(fe , imply 
ing as if more Anfwers were fuddenly to come forth , to dfffcover the 
maucrs contained in c/wgr*^ I rqply r a few dayes are pafr, 


and Praftifef of the Se&arics. 1 09 

veafome week? , between feven and eight, and yet there is none of reten- 
jis new-light come forth , no Anfwers difproving any one particular in my 
Book ; there is a Book indeed of one Bacons come forth, who both in 
$e Title page and Book fpcaks of my Go.ngr*na, but he confefles the 
truth of what I fpeak of him,t//. his being put out of Glofter, his be 
ing received in a great mans houfe , and his going to BrifoU fmce the 
Parliaments taking of it ; fo that it feems by the confeflion of one of 
frete nfis Saints , all matters are not lyes which are mentioned in yan- 
gr&nA ; and yet before Matter TSacons Book came forth, I was told con 
fidently feverall times (as the report of the Sectaries) that was one of 
my lyes, fpeaking of Matter Bacons going to Brifloll, whereas he had 
never been out of LonJonCmce the taking of Briftdl : But I fuppofe how 
ever Cretenjts dayes are paft , and nothing is come forth to comprehend 
my darknefle , yet I make no queftion but this Reply with the further 
Reply coming after will give light to the Reader to comprehend Cretcn- 
fis his darknefle. As to that patVage of fretenjis , that the farre great- 
eft part of the particulars dcttfled , we re cbfcrvcd by others , and yrefented 
to him- I Reply, though I have animadverted upon it already page 19. in 
Obfcrvation 9. and alfo in this prefent Section, yet I thai I adde this, 
(that befides his great weakneile in taking things upon truft, and ma 
ting an Anfwer to a Book out of other uiens collections . himfelf never 
reading one quarter of the Book) he here proclaims himfelf guilty of the 
great crime and tranfgrcflion which in many places "of hfs Anfwer he 
loads me with, and with all his railing Rhethorick aggravates "againtt me, 
namely of perfons reforting to him to furnifh him with intelligence , hii 
taking up and entertaining of reports , his publiihing them to the world, 
wherein befides his contradicting other pafiages in his Anfwer,. as that in 
page 6- nor dot I hold intelligence with any to inform my felf of Ins 
halting*, he fhows himfelf faulty in laying fnares of intelligence in ma 
ny places, and holding correspondence with feverall parts of the King 
dom to receive intelligence, of the mifcarriages and undue deportments 
of all fuch as are Anti-Independently given; and if it were not to, whence 
comes it that fo many particulars detected and obferved by others , were 
prefented to him, and that Cretenfis hath ready by him a yeer ago, a 
Manufcript in his hands concerning Matter Edwards himfelf, difeouriing 
his jugling; a ttory alfo of a Presbyterian Angel, together with a ftory 
of the Doctorate it felf of the Ailembly, yea. that all forts of Sectaries; 
and that from feverall places have reformed to Cretenfis with prefents in 
their hands towards the perfecting of this goodly w<xrk, as Matter B*r- 

1 1 o A further Discovery of the Err our t 

roughs , I ieutenant Colonel Lilku ne t Kifin, Coftns , a friend of Matter 
ESis in Landon , &c. being like fb many rivers running and empty in<* 
themfelves into the Cretun Sea, where all theie meeting make (<j ma 
ny raging waves to beat upon and difturh the Ship of the Reformed 
Church; all thefe Sectaries , though diftant from one another, in peaces, 
opinions, yet as fo many lines meet altogether in Mafter Goodrryn a- 
gainft ths Presbyterians ; and as in this , fo in other particulars wherem 
Cretenjts deeply charges me, he himlelf is molt faulty, as in taxing me 
with immodeft lafcivious expreffions, for printing a Letter where an im- 
rnodeft fad is related (though for fiich a foul offence modeftly expreffed) 
when as Cretenfir , as of himfelf, and as his own words (when free to 
have ufed any ether) ipeaks of monthly courfes, &c. more then once, 
expreffions moft immodeft and unciviil. For that expreffion oF C ele *fi* by 
that time the boughs of the trees are a Ittle more withered, they u ill be 
broken cfF, the women will come and fet them on fire. I aniwer, I 
iuppofe by this time the boughs of the tree * inftead of being withered, 
doe flourifli more , and are more frefh and green , and do " here bring 
forth new fruit 5 and whereas Cnttnfis had for a time caft duft and dirt 
upon this tree, my Reply like a good fhoure of raine, huh warned all 
off, making it look pleaiantly, fmell fweet, and C ftenfis Aniwer by that 
time I have done with it, it will not only be like boughs a little withered* 
and broken off, but like Saint Jades Se&aries, a tree whofe fruit wither- 
cth, without fruit, twice dead, and plucked up by the roots. As to 
thof e words of Cretenfi/ , 27?^ d*y will corns 3 and if even at tbe do&re, when 
there will he fcarce one ftone left ttpen another of dU tbli falfe building , which * 
yvltt not be bttld dawn hy the band of truth. I reply, for all Cretenfis pro- : 
phefying of fuch a day 3 and that, even at the doore ; there is no fiixrrt 
day yet come, not any hand iince Cretenfis , having pull ddown oneftonc 
from this building, though it be now about two months ago fince CVf- 
lenfis threatned this] but the Reader may fee the contrary is fulfilled 
this day, and that inftead of pulling down this building of Gangrtnay the 
building is enlarged a ftory higher , and in breadth alfo , by the addition 
of this fecond part of Gangrtna; and Cretettjir willfinde C/4ngr<ena will bee 
fo farre from being puld down , that other buildings of the fame kinde 
will bee framed by it ; and this firft ftone laid by mee , or firft building 
will prolper into a rowe , a whole ftreet before I and others have done 
with the Sectaries , whereas Cretenfis Eabels , built without any founda 
tion , and daubed with untempcred mortar, will fall down to the ground, 
and be as a refuge for lies, that fails,and is fwept away as the Spiders Cobweb: 


and Practices of the Sectaries. 

And lalify r , tothof- words of Cretenfa, Wbsn the Jervantf of God JbaJ 
have b*d ibe opportttttity to wife ojf toit dirt and fi tb which Mafter Ed- 
wards hub now cjtjl upov thef y Gangra?na will bs fomd a ftrumptt- 9 &,\ 
J reply, The moft of thofe perfons whom I have named mGmgrAn* , I 
durit j Hoc fof all the world call them the Servants of God thus publike- 
ly as "Cfetenfis doth, left I fhotild be found guilty oMlrengthzningthem 
in their wicked errours and practices (bu: of my grounds in this, the 
Reader (lull have a more full account in my fecond Reply): and there 
for. 1 ("meaning it of inch J the fervants of God /ha l have no opportunity 
to wafh off that dirt and filth \vhi:h I have caft upon them ; for they that 
ajre fuch, as Chrlyon, Webb, Wrlgbf\ Hicb, Denne , Nichols , L^m^0ats t 
KtffinjPaltbjtt, A&rfejtf 3 faney^\Jlti$ Att:tvAy^cum Tn.thii aliufl may fay 
with the Apoftle)/<;rz/cn^ oar Lord J*jw Cbrift but tl:ti own bell its, and 
their own lufts j and by good rvordt and fair fyeechcs deceive the besrtj of 
tbefimple^ But ss far fome few, among many whom I have named in 
GjwgAm^ as Matter Burroughs, Malkr GrtenfjiH, and fome fuch, it may 
be they. are the fervants of God, and Saints, though wherein I have 
blamed them , they walk as men , and as carnall , and not as Saints; 
and can never wafli off that dirt I have cafl upon them (fois Crttcvfis 
phrafe^ without repentance, and that they will finde one d^y, when 
they (hall come to be awakened from their wine. And therefore in- 
ftead of Ga>tgr<s.ii bei ;g found a ftrumpet, Cretenfa will be fo^nd a 
Jyar , and G*nrr>j. a chaRe Lady , and true Virgin ; and it will appear 
("j doubt not, before it be long^) when the time of the reignc of the 
Sectaries fliall be over , and they no more heard of, unlelfe it bee by 
way of a proverb and reproach, that then Matter Edvpirds G^gr^ni 
(hall be looked upon by all as a witn{Te of the triuh, even apainftSe- 
ftaries in the ages to come, and as a difcovery of the wickednefle and 
vileneuje of ihe Sectaries of this tim.\ And whereas Cretc tijis would 
make rrTy ^oo c ef the linage and ruce of the great iy,}t)re corrupting tbs 
eaitby (y-c. Gjugrxna is of a quite different nature, and contrary li 
nage , being a great means (through the blefllng of God) of pr^fcr- 
ving the eardi trom being corrupted and tainted by the fornications and 
poyfonous principles of the Seftaries; the Book doing much good, as 
I could prove by pie..- ; received a. Letter Lift wc/e out of the Country fabfcribed 
tifull teftimoni.s of v ub 1 h&rd! 6f Godly Mimslcrnc-iifyin^to my ^o-^. and 
let ers written from t&^y^triiteifli^MftpcrfaiKejV&bapriegfttb iil 
, , ft M Ml Kmnt rvhat their ptayerr and endeavours ctta co,:tn- 
many par^, as aao b ^ e tt)t > ]at ivo ,\. ^ Letter fioMa-?<>vMinifar CM ifvn- 
by fpecchcs expreded Klctfiirt wr}tte>i tin <> M, Edwards Bsy\ jocsyjiich &M I; err. 


112 A further Difcovery of the Errottrs 

of it.: and if C-ettnfif would confeffe , that s the true reafon hee isfo 
offended with it, becaufe it hinders rmking of Profelytes , and To for 
want of growing up to fuch a number as they defigre and hope 
forj they niay mifle of a Toleration, and fb in the iffue, a Domina 
tion, which is fo much fought for by them, And for a conclufion 
of my R eply to Cretenfit , I flia r l turne my felfe to fpeake a few 
words to M after Gwdrvfo, and to the Reader. Mafter Goodivlv } Con- 
ficfer fadly of whit you have done in your Book Cmtcnfa, how you 
are become guilty, and have made your felfe partaker of all the He- 
rcfies, B afphemies, wicked prafticcs I have fpoken agdnft,in plead 
ing for all (without any diftin&ion ) as Saints, fervants of God, and 
fuch like, and fpeaking againft with envenomed malignity that ne- 
ceffary ufefull Book as a very peft and plague , which I writ for dif- 
covery of Errours and erroneous perfbns, that fo the Saints might 
take heed 3 and beware of them-, and in which all godly orthodox, 
, faithfull M-nifters doe re Joyce, and bleffe God 
?SS, fe i v wretched man. to carry rhings fo, 
in Effex bearing *$ V Erronrs would doe no harme to mens 
and fo Letters foules , but a B3ok written againft them, th t 
out of K^ent to the fam w jn hurt and hazzard mcns foules ; which is ail 
tS 9 frm thcr > ^ if a man fliould % Strong poyfon 
would doe no hurt, nor kill, but a precious An 
tidote will deftroy and mine mens bodies. And now , good Reader, I 
defire thee impartially _and without prejudice to weigh Cretevfis objeftions 
and exceptions againft my Book, and my Anlwers, and then judge whe 
ther I have not wounded, and laid this great Gjlijh of the Sectaries (com 
ing out in defiance agiijift the Reformed Chirches) up^n his b. ckj and 
whether God, whochufeth the weak things of the world to confound the 
things that are mighty and things which are defp .led , to bring to nought 
things that are of efteeme, hach notirndeufe of me, a man fo vilified by 
theSe&aries, a poor weak ikimbk fttltofdttfi, by the wind ftrongly blowing 
this thimble full of duft into Cretcnfij eyes, to blinde him , and befool him. 
And yet I havc not done with Cretcnfis, but let the R eader look for what s 
behind,^iz. my fuller Rep y;and what ever in this firft is either omitted,or: 
not fb fully fpoken unto, in that he may look to receive more fatisfaftion. 
And I no whit doubt, but that, as I have now (by Gods affiflance) madca 
good beginning both defenfive and offenfive;fo by the fame good hand up 
on mejiliali in the next give fo good an account 3 that [flial deal with this 
daring enemy, as little V avid with Golith, ftand upon him, and triumph o- 


W PrAfticts *f the Sctlarits. 1 1 3 

ver him, and gfve youfiis head upon the top of my fword : And in my next 
I intend to dr*fie him up, and fet him out in all his ornaments and flowers, 
in his practices, opinions, and wayes of promoting them ; in all which I 
ihall render him and his rjame an abhorring to this and the following gene- ( 

Since CrettnJSs anfwcr, there is a Book come forth, written by one Mr. 
Bacon, which Book isanfvveredby one Mr. C.rket, (the man whom in that 
Book hee fo often fpeaks of) and it is abroad in print already : What I 
fpake of him in Gangr^na, hee in that Book confefles, as his being caft our 
of .Glocefter, and his coming to London, &c. fpeaking particularly of that 
which I touched only, and but in general! (as the Lords houfe in which hcc 
lives.) And bclidcs that, IheareoneffV^ hathan Anfwerin thePrcftc to 
what I relate of him pag. 10^,107. which Anfwcr, before it went to the 
Prefle>by a providence came to my hand without ever feeking it, or indeed 
imagining that ever Web (fuch an Heretikc and Blafphemer) durft have ap 
peared in print, or been taken notice of to be in London, for feare of be 
ing queftioncd for thofe things I have written of him : But wee may fee 
what fad times wee are fallen into, and that the Sectaries are grown fea r- 
leflc, that they ((are come abroad and plead their defperate caufe, asMaftcr 
Saltmarjb , Watvfjn ; fo now Matter Bacon, and \i-eb which fymptomc, 
among many others, makes mee feare the night and darknetfe is at hand, 
when as the wolves and the wild beaftsdare come thus out of their dtns; 
whereas when the Sun arifes they go to their dens. The Pfalmift tels us, 
Pfil* 1 04. 20, 2 2 . Than makfft d*rkne$e, tndit if night, Jfhen all the bea&s of 
thcforreft do crtfp forth. The Sun *rifeth t thtj gtther tbemfelves together t and 
Uj them dowKc in their dtns. Hence the Scripture cals wolves the wolves of the 
evening Zeph 3.3.and look as the Frogs croaking and making a noyfe ufe 
to be in the evening,fo the croaking of falfe Teachers refembled to wolves, 
the bealls of the forreft, and Progs, prefages the going downe of the 
Sun, and night coming. But becaufel purpofc not to trouble my fclfe 
with giving any formall anfwer to it by it felfe, I fliall now give theft Ani- 
madverfions upon it : Firft, That We: confefles molt of the things I relate of 
him ; only hee faith of fomeof them, hee had recanted and difdaimed them; 
and I (Kould not have upbraided him, but rejoyced in his convcrfion. But 
unto that I reply,- Had not thisff^, fincehis Recantation and Releafe, 
both in Citie and Counrrey, vented many defperate things, and gone on ia 
his hereticall wayes, Ifhould nevci have mentioned them. Secondly, That 
this Web rancks himfelfe in his Anfwcramong the Independents, fpeaking 
of mee as being fo againfthim out of my ill will to Independent* j and 1 

Q^ find 

s 14 A further Eifcweri of the Erroun 

finde loh* Bachiler, an Independent, not onely (April 1.1646.) fetting. 
his Imprimatur, but helping him in his Anfwer, mending feverall things in 
the Anfwer: as for example, For thofe \vords I charge him with, that he 
ftiould fay, For him to fay IOCTVM cquAttvpuh Chrift, WAS no robberis ; in his 
Anfwer to that, Bachiler helps this Blafphemer, and takes part with him : as 
for inftance, whereas w eh juftifies it, that * Gods love is the fame in every re- 
e fpect unto the Saints as unto Chrift, and therefore a Saint may fay he is e- 
quail with Chriit, and count it no robbery ; \jinev cry rffptEQ is blotted out 
by Bachiler. And Web further pleading he might fav, The faints were e- 
quall to Chriftj next following thefe wordsof Web^ ^dsl conceive, the word 
of God to be my rule,"] there is interlined under Bachilers hand thefe words, 
^Provided I meet with afairc *nd candid interpretation of my Vverds. ^ And fo 
I could inftance in divers other alterations : fo that we may fee the Indepen 
dents will not lofe any themoft blafphemous, Atheifticall heretical! men, but 
further them, and joyne with them againft the Presbyterians, licenfing their 
Writings,.helping them to conceale, and deliver more cauteloufly their dan 
gerous opinions. Thirdly, for that which is related by me in Gangr<tna of 
Webt fpeaking fo wickedly of the Scriptures, he denyes it not, but fiich to this 
purpofe, How could heefiyfo? for he fhould contradict hirafelfe in other 
things which he hath, faid and holds: Rut to that I anfwer, *Tis no new 
thing for fuch men as he to fay, and unfiy>afrlrme and deny according to the 
Companies they come in, and ad vantages they think they have. Fourthly, To 
that which I relate of him concerning thofe expreflions of his, We might not 
f*y> God the Father, God the Sonne, God the hoi) Shaft, he makes fome ftiuf- 
fiing Anfwer; but I reply, he fpake fo, and I can produce good proof of that 
and all the reft. If a Committee of .Pailiiment (bail be pleafed to take notice 
of it, and fend for this Web, and proceed againft him upon proof, I am ready 
toproduce witnefles, and upon hisowneconfelfion nd thofe witness to 
make proofe. Onely I defire the Reader tcmke good .notice of one expref- 
fion in his Anfwer to this head , which fliewes the ignorance, both of 
him and Bachi/tr in the very principles of Religion ; and is not 2?*- 
thiUr a fie man in fuch a Kingdoine as this, to bee a Licenfer of D{- 
vinitie Buokes and Controverfics , who befides that hee is no Minifter, 
nor well ftudied msn , is fuch an Ignoramus as this clearely dif- 
covers bin to bee? Web faying hee acknowledges the Trinitie, the 
Father , Sonne , snd Holy Ghofl , hath thefe words, That hee ac. 
\notfleages -the Father is the Sonne, And the Holj Gkoft , and to thtt 
pnrpofe ; v/hereas wee are taught from the Scriptures by all Orthodox Di- 
though eyerie P.crfonbe Gpd i _as the Father is God,ths Son is God, 

*nd Pra8if<s if th Sett tries. 1 1 j 

and the Holy Shoft Is God ; yet the Father is not the Son, nor the Father is 
not the Holy Ghoft j nor the Son the Father, nor the Holy Ghoft. Now 
Bachiler paflfes this, and though he mended rainy other psflagcs in Webs An. 
fwer putting in words in fome pl!ces,blotting out words, and changing Come 
expreffions for others, yet hee let this pafle without any correction or note 
upon it; which no man can conceive to proceed from any thing elfe but pro 
found ignorance. And that the Reader may know I fp~ak thefe things upon 
good ground, Iperufed this Anfweraftei it waslicenfed with Matter B*- 
chilcrs hand, and compared the hand of Imprimatur, lob* Enckiler^ with the 
hand where other words were put in, and found it the fame hand, and writ 
out with my hand, feverall amendments made by lohn B^tchiler^ which I 
havebymee in writing, and then fubi cribedmy hand under them, with tha 
day of the month when I extracted them out of the Originall Copie ; and 
one being with cnee, who Was a witnefle of all this, I ilfo intreated his hand 
to atteft jt, which hee willingly did : all which I can produce to fathfie a- 
fcy iran who defires it. 

And for the winding up of all I hare to fay by way of Reply to Mr. Salt* 
m*rfy, Mr. GooAveinc , &c. in vindication of my Gangran*, by thk time, 
the Reader nity fee what to thinke, if among fo many hundred particulars 
which are laid downeby meof Errours, Heretics, Blafphemies, Stories, &c. 
with fo much variety, iucht venemous virulent man, picking and chufing, 
catching and fnitching, having Intelligence, and great refort to him from Se- 
ftiriesofalllorts, and out of feverall parts, as Eflex, Kent, &c, could yet 
finde fo few things to queftion in Gungr^nA^ (which yet alfo are juftified and 
made good j ) what mud the whole body of the Booke be, which is not fa 
much as touched, cither by Cretf*Jts y or any of the reft? And that which t- 
lonemayfatisfie any rational! man that there is too much truth in Gtxgrtna, 
is this, that I have nevei been called in queftion to make the things good. I 
havebeene informed from good hands, that fome of the Sectaries have had 
meetings, confiscations, and feverall debates about my Book, what to doe 
in it, whether to compltine, or what clfe; and I am confident if they were 
not afraid that things would bee found too true, and very foulc, and upon the 
through examination might hazzard the danger of bringing an old houfe upon 
their heads, and thcpunifhingof many, they would before this time fcara 
tried all their friends , and party , to fee what they could have dona t- 
gsinft mce. 

Hiving finiflied my Reply to Cretenfis, Mafter Stltmarfl and Mafter tral- 
itoin, as before it I gave the Reader a frelh, and farther Difcoverieof Errours, 
Heretics, Practices of rhe Sectaries ; So I (hall finish this book with matters 

* of 


A further Difcwtrie of the Errturs 

of that kind, laying downe more Errours, Herefies, Blafphemies, Stories, 
Letters, concerning the Sectaries, concluding all with a few Corollaries 
drawne from the whole Book. And firft, I fhall add other dangerous Er- 
f ours come lately to my hand ; and fo the firft of thefe Errours in this lat 
ter part of my Book is the* 23 Errour. 

^ That Saints are juftified by the efrentia11 ri h ~ 

, if in the cattlogus teoufndfe of God, and not by Chnfts obedience. 
ef En-oars cantaived in For the full proofe of this, I will give the Reader 
ttifrft pa)tof Gangr* - ( ve rbxti . to a tittle) a paffage taken out of a Letter 
n*,wbichfliptmkfir<l wr i tten by a godly Minifter in Briftoll, to a godly 
Minifter here m London, wherein this Minifter wri- 
ting to his friends that things are prettie well here, 
and fpeakmg of his owne preaching there , faith, 
O ne o f s the greateft rttbs in the Towne, u the broaching 
ofawaderrctfr concerning the juftification of faints by 
the ffitntiatt right eottfasffe of God, and not by Chri&s 
obedience, which fame do hold, and exprcffc Vfith a "toorlb 
of VAnitic and contempt of Chrift. 

* sfttdrfos Ofiander an acute and great Divine, 
who lived in Luthtrs time, held fuch an Errour, 
though not expreflfed with that vanitie and contempt 

both toge her, l put it oitt y 
and re-fan not th<zt y but 
Kt/tkt thefe Scours to be* 
gin hert at number i?. 
tvb tih othcrwnfe ft/uuld 
bavebtsn number 24. 

* Op under public in 
Schola proponitjnos Co 
la cfTenthli Dei juftitia 
juftos efle : effrntiali c- 

jusvitavivcre vei yidu- of ch r ifi. as " t hefe Sectaries do now; concerning 
ros elfc which opinion of Ofi**&r, and the great abilities 

that were in him, and his way of managing that and 
other opinions, Scho liars may be further fatisfted by 
reading Ofeandsn life, written by Melchlor Adamw, 
and SckfajfeltfM gitti in his Catalogue of Heretikes, 
D e Sett a Oft a* *V//?. 

34. When either of the parties married is afleepe, 
the other is free of the bond of matrimony, deep be 
ing in a kind natural! death for the time, and by death, 
the bond of matrimony is null ; fo that if a woman 
fhould have to do with any other man, her husband 
being afleep, (lie commit teth not adulterie. 

25. That the Apocrypha Books, and particularly 
the Book of Efdras are Canonicall and the Scrip 
tures, as well as the Canonicall Books generally ow 
ned by all to be Scripture. 

26. That the people of God are a free people, 


gloria glorificari j cflcn. 
tiali illius charitatc ad 
diligendum Dcum & 
proximum proptei ip- 
fuminflammari, & gra- 
-riffimc errare omncs 
qui putent aha re quam 
folo uno & vivo Deo Pa- 
tr,Filio, Spiritu fanfto 
nos pofie juftificari, vi- 
vificari, glonficari: & 
glacie frigidiora doccre 
qui doccant nos tancum 
proprcr remflione pec- 
c a to rum rcpi-itari ju- 
ftos : & non etiam ju- 
ftitiatn Chrifti cflcntia- 
1cm &divinampcrridcm 
^in nobis habitantis, vit. 

pag 138, 
r o 

and Pratfices tf the Sttfar CS. 1 1 7 

and what they do they fhould do freely and voluntarily, and not be a|Tef- 
fed and rated by the Parliament, compelled to pay rate upon rate, aiM- 
ment upon aflemnent. 

27. That the * Saints and Beleevers, who have * TbeSearits wt*c*S 

husbands or wives that are unbeleevers, they may put %%%$*$ 

them away and take others, becaufe God gave wives h ^ inds And Wlvei thlft 

to be a meet help, and the Saints are to proceed to wli ot turn 

call of alt Antichriftian yoaks, a chicfe whereof are thtj may leave 

,, tKcaufc thej 

unequal! marriages. ^^dfo 

28.1 hat fin is but a ihadow. te ^ wotf a):t 

39. The promiies belong to imacrs as tinners, no another mm wives : I 

as repenting, or humbled tinners. . readi** Utter 

, . 

20. Faith is truly and fimply this, a being perfwa- fy w ^<fE.l. William 


j j i rf, ,vf fUmAe. I 


31. That there is no other Scale but the Spir.t,and ^ ^ , 
^or the elements confccrated to be Signes and Scales Dcarc f rifn d $ s a$ yoll 
to as in the Sacraments, they are not, but emptie have caft oft* manv An- 
things and of no clfcft. yoaks, fo pro- 

3?. That Chrdt is Baptifinc to us, the outward ^^a e^ 
figne needleefle. cquallnurri.igcs. 

2.3. No Chriftian Magiftrate hath power of infil 

ling capitall puniftirrient, and taking away of the. life of any member 
of a Church, unleQe rirft he be call out of the Church, and io delivered to 
the Secular Power, no, what ever his offence fhould be, though murthcr 

5 4. That place of Scripture, Her that Maeth mans U -ul, h * V>*H hi* 
lloftd he be fad, belongs to Mofes his Difciples, and not to ChrKts Difuyjles, 
and Chriftians have nothing to do with it. 

In my laft Book T gave the Reader an account of many of the practices of 
the Sectaries , both more generally and particularly : and I inftanced in 
twentie eight practices : Now, though there are many more behind, yet be 
caufe my Book is -both expected come fort h>,aud. is enlarged be 
yond my firft intention,! will only inftance to two. 

i. They do deny and profefle to many that, they are no Independent?, 
no Antinomians, no Anabaptifts, but they are thus and thus,, and will be fo 
and fo ; and thefe are but reproachfull names .given out, and caft upon ho- 
ncft, godlv^confcientious men by the Minillers and Presbyterians, as Puritan 
and fuch like, were in former times by the Biihops ; and pf this I could give 
the Reader many proofs in printed Books of the Anat>aptifts,[ndcpendent<?5 


1 1 8 A further Djft wery of the Err ours 

Antinomians, as fitch Churches f a Ifly called Anabaptifts, &c. And now there 
is never an Independent in England, if you will but take what themfelves 
fay, though they be fuch who {tickle, aft, work, vote, and by all wayes, in all 
places, where they have any thing to do, promote, (ide with Independents, 
Anabaptifts., &c. yet they will confidently fay they are no Independent?, 
they are of no Church way, nor know not what it is; nay, fomeof them 
will fay they are Presbyterians in their judgement, or atleaftdo wait and 
ftay to fee what the Remits of the Aflerribly and Parliament after them will 
be ; and yet there is many of thefe men, that let any perfon or thing come 
in nomination and competitition, that concerns Presbyterie, and they will 
favour, promote, further Independencie (be it right or wrong) and on the 
contrarie difcovmtenance, hinder, obftrucl: the Presbyterians, wherein they 
juft walk in the fteps of the Hifaops and their creatures, who upon all occa- 
fions dfclaimed Popcrie, Arminianifme, and when Papifts and Arminians 
were fpoken of, they would be hot againft them, and were againft Popcrie 
properly fo called (as the expreflion was) and againft Arr tfi .m (meaning 
thole points /f niarheH about the government of the Church) not chofe 
of Grace and Free-will, &c. and yet thefe^ Bifhops and their Chaplains pre- 
. ferred Arminians and perfons Popifhly affected, licenfed Books tending that 
way, brought them oft when in trouble, would remember thofe who prea 
ched againlt Poperie and Arminianifme; and it was obferved, and I have 
been told it by a man of place in thofe times, who difliked fuch wayes, that 
when the Arch-Bifhop bluftered and fpoke moft againft any Prieft or Papift, 
and for the Church of England, then the next newes they were fure to hear 
of, was a Releafe ; and whether there be not too many fuch in thefe times, 
who will not be accounted Independents, Anabaptifts, Antinomians, that 
yet countenance their Books, are familiar with fuch, being all in all with 
them, bringing them off when in queftion, fitting hard on the skirts (when 
there is any opportunitie) of all thofc who have complained, or been active 
againft the Sectaries, I leave to all to judge. 

i. Some of the Sectaries when they have been queftioned, and in trouble, 
or been by fome Minifters convinced, that they had nothing to fay forthem- 
ielves and their way, have and will do any thing for theprefent, as recant, 
confefle their Errours, fay they are convinced and fatisiied, promife never 
to <*o about preaching or dipping any more ; and yet afterwards, when 
free, and come to their companions, go on in their wayes,both againft their 
hands, promifes, profeflions; and of this there are many examples and in- 
ftances among us, as of a Sectarie an EmuTarie fent into Northamptonfhire, 
being for his Docltrines, feparated meetings, affronting a Miniiter in the 


and Pratfiets oftbc Sifi*rit$ 

Pulpit complained of by fome Minifters, and qucftioncd by the Magiftrates, 
gave it under his hand to forbcare hiscourfe, and return home ; yet after 
wards goes to other parts of the Countrey, and dravves the people into 
houfcs, preaching to them, &c. So fome Sectaries of L*m* Church, or their 
great Aflociaces, coming into Etfex,to corrupt the people ; and fome 
Minifters dealing with them upon fome of their Tenets, convinced them lo, 
as that they openly bicffed God for that dayes work, and the light they had 
received, even weeping for joy ; and yet prefcntly afterwards going on 
their progrefle to ftduce at another Town in the fame Countie (tome hint 
or notice being given of their late conviction) they faid they wept to think 
how nigh the Minifters were come to them ; and fo I might give mftance m 
Cl.-rkl^ profcfling againft the dipping to get out of pnfon, and as loon as 
he was loofe turning Seeker; and fo in "-b ; but I muft take oft my hand ; 
only this fulfils what is fpoken in the Scriptures of Herctike?, Th it thrj h*vc 
tkiir can, at ^i a i t*rtd *>nh an hot von, n4fin ) kctC9>.demMed cj thfVtfttvfr. 

tsf RtLtisn f fomeftorict.andothfr rrm nr^ 
eorccrnirg the Setts ana. Scftarics. 

THerc is an Independent Antinomian Libertine Preacher here in London, 
a man much followed and cried up by the Scdari^^ho in Sermons 
hath delivered thefe paflages, T^t a foore pfy#e*n*fi r, trApWf dntnk^rd 
wnot look into your Lurches (fpeaking of the PKsbytcrian Preachers) hut 
lofbfrc mnft bcfijfhedand throwne in their f*ccs. Th*r if a Stint fault com- 
wit atroff Jin, andupontkt commit fix^ th reof fbotttbe fitrtl d at it, th*t 
Were a ^reat fm in him ; And in obedience to this and other Doctrines of 
forae of the Seclarrcs of our times, I will give the Reader fome inftances 
both of words and facls. 

There is a godly underftanding man,in old Difciple,who told me on April 
18. 1645. That having a daughter, a young maid, religioufly afteded, fliee 
was drawn in to affed the Independents, and to cry them much up, and to 
follow them, and fhec procured her felfe to be fervant in a family of fome 
rank and place, where the Matter and Miftrefle are Independents : Now be 
ing there,, (lie expected fome great holinefle and extraordmaric ftrictrrefle in 
the family ; but Ihe found matters thus. On the Lords day they were verie 
loofcv in the /ore-noon they would go to heate Mr. fr^r at White-Half, 
(as not living far from thence) but in the after-noon iby athome, and fome 
other Independents und Sectaries rcfoftlng thither on the Lotas day in the 
after-noon, they fpent it in common difcourfe, making no more of it than 
4Hher daycs ; a great pirt of cheir difcourfe on the Lords day being railing 


is o A furtfcf Dift&vttfe of the Errors 


againft theTcots, and agamftfom ebf ourMinifters, and the books written 
againft the Sectaries ; and (whom a man could hardly have 
thought it .of} would curfe the Scots, facing, A pox upon the Scots, would 
they were/|one^ werwouid .giy^ tjbem aiiylti;ing to : be rid of them, and pay 
them alUhrmoin time.? m^ erfons of note of the Independent 


Faction- did often refoit to this ho ufe, and ftill they- would fpeak moft bit 
terly and baQly of our Brethren pf Scotlartd":. The Mafter of the Family 
would be often attempting to kiil e this young maid, \vatching her upon 

this wickedne lfe, and fin agaiiift God ? Vnto whom this Gentleman the In- 
<dependent(and an Antinomian too furely)replied, ^That God faw no fin 
in his children, that thefe were but fins in the.flefh, which Chrift had fatisfied 
for, with other words to that purpofe. One time this man tempting -her, 
threw her all along, fo that flic -was forced to cry out,and her Miftretfe came 
in to her refcue, and faid, Fie husband, will you never leave thefe tricks ? 
whereupon the maid would not ftay, but came away, and when her father 
heard it, he would .not indure fhe fhould ftay any longer, but had heraway 
prefently andjo this young maid is converged from being an Independent 
and Sectarie, by beholding their carriage andMtfofeheflfe, blefllirg God-fhe is 
delivered from that way and thdfe perfons : fhe had thought the Sectaries 
had been fuch holy perfons, that there had been none like them, till fhe faw 
both that family, and many who reforted thither of the fame way, fo loofe. 
This godly Chriftian tells -nie, Thathis daughter is ready to take her oath of 
the truth of thefe things which ftie hath both feen and heard, and with ma 
ny circumftances hath declared to him,, as the names of fuch that reforted 
thither, that fhe never knew nor heard of before, with other circumftances; 
and that he believes them to be fo true,as that they are paft all queftion. 

There is a Sectary, an Independent Antinomian Taylor, who ftealing a 
whole yard of Plufh from a Gentleman, and fome yards of Sattin from an 
other, and being found out in his fin, and convinced , fo that he could not 
deny it ; fome ipeaking to him how forrie they were that fuch a man as he 
Should do thefe things; he replied, (as I had it from twohoneftmen of 
good account) to this effect, that he was troubled for them to fee them 
iorrie, but as for himfelfe, he was not troubled. 

One of the followers of Mr. Simffon the Antinomian, faid it in the hear 
ing and prefence of divers (Mr. Simpfon being then alfo prefent ) That if a 
of (jod jbwtt commit murder fa ought not to repent oj u> and Mr. Simpfon 


PrAtfiees rftbt Sc fit tries. 121 

rever reproved him for it, though by one prefent in the company he was (po-] 
ken unto to doe it. 

An AntinomianPreacrer preaching in London onaFaftday, faid, It 
better for Ckriftiws to bee drinkin* in a A/e-hoftft, r to be in A 
then to he k ff P " f a fl s I &^ J- 

Many Sectaries have laid/that when David lived in dulterieand murther, 
even before his repentance Sic was as deirc in the fight of God as ever he was 
at any time. 

There is one Samuel Oats a Weaver (a man I hive fpoken of in my for 
mer book, and in this tvojage i o.) who bt ing of LAWS Church, was lent out 
js a Dipper and E.i ifiary into tht: Countreyes : Laft lummer I heard he went 
FisprogrcfTcinto^rr^ ard Srtfcx, but r/ow tbi; yearcheii fcntout into 
f.ff>-x three or fotire months a^cyand for many weeks together went, up and 
downe from place to place, and Towne to Towne, about Boehen t Brnintry, 
Tarllr.g, ard thofc parts, preaching his erroneous Doctrines, and dipping ma 
ny in rivers ; this is a young lufty fellow, and htth traded chiefly with young 
we men and young maids, clipping many of them, though ailis fih thtt cpunes 
fohisnet, and thjshe did with all boldnefteind without il controul for * 
tr attcr of two mcneths : A gcdiy Minifter of Eftx coming .cut of thole 
puts related/ hee hath baptized a great nuir.ber of women, and that they 
\vere cali d cut of their beds to go a dipping in rivers, dipping manic of them 
in the night, fo that their Husbands and Mailers could not keep them in- thtir 
houfts, and tis corr,rr,cnly reported that this Outs had for his pains ten (hiir 
lings Jpecce for dipping the richer, and two {hillings fixpenct for the poore"; 
he came verie bare and meane mioSfex, but before hee had done his work> 
was we!! lined , and growne purfie. In the cold weather in M^.rck^ 
heed pped a young woman, one Ann Mtrtin (as her name is civen in to 
me) whom he hi Id fo lorg in the water, that fhe fell prefeotly Hcke, and hec 
belly fwcld with the abundance of water ilis tock in, and witri : a foitnight 
or three weeks died, and upon her death-bed exprtfled her dipping to be the 
caufe of hsr d^ath. There was another wcmin alfo whran he 
*$ is godly Min-iicr thatcsmeoutof thofepirts, ai ;d had bctne at 
related to me fiom 9 good hind, whoni after he had baptized, he bid her 
and fliegjped, arrd he did blow three^mes into her mouth; laying, word; to 
t l i purpo e, Cither receive the holy Gkcftibl rUAV* thott: hift re&ive/i the h?/ 
Gk-ft. Atlalt for hi> dippirgone who died lo presently alter i?, .and oth 
n ildcrresnorstheiiian was q Jedioned in the Cour.trey , s; d bnfird ove 
to the Sefli -ns at Chcmford, whtre /sprill the fevsnth, \ 636. ihi.. O<:t 
icl(bn I-ho.w ip/ftkc-tj froai ihr :e p^iium that 

122 A further Difcwery of the Err ours 

eare tod eye-witnefles, two godly Minifters, and the other Gentlemen of 
great worth and quslitie, viz,, that Oats being brought before the Bench, the 
Coroner laid to his charge, that in March lift, in a vaie cold feafon , hee 
dipping a young woman, fhee prefently fell lick and died within a ftiort 
time, &nd though the Coroner had not yet perfected his fitting upon her 
death, all witneffes being not yet examined, nor the Jurie having brought 
in their verdict ((b that the full evidence was not prefented) yet the Bench, 
upon being acquainted with the cafe, and other foulc matters alfo being 
there by witneiTes laid againft him,committed hicn to the Jsile at Colchefter : 
It was laid to his charge then, that hee had preached againft the Afleflftnems 
of Parliament, and the taxes laid upon the people, teaching them, that the 
Saints were a free people, and iliould do what they did voluntarily, and 
not be compelled; but now contrarie to this, they had iflcfrnent upon af- 
ic ffment, and rate upon rate. Some paflages alfo in his prayer were repeated, 
as that hee prayed the Parliament might not cut the Ark, nor meddle with 
making Lawes for the Saints, which JefusChrift was to do alone. Since 
Oats commitment to Colchefter Jaile, there hath been great and mightie re- 
fort to him in the prifon, many have come downe from London in Coaches 
tovi(ithim,asa godly Minifter who came out of Eflex told me : Andlhava 
a Letter by me from a Minifter in Colchefter, fent laft week to a friend of his 
in London, wherein he writes thus ; Oats the isfnabaptift hath had great re- 
fort to him in the C aftle, Iteth of TOTVH and Countrey j but the Committee or" 
tiered the contrarie laft Saturday. 

There is ono Collier, a great Seftarie in the Weft of England, a mechanicall 
fellow, and a great Eoiiftuie, t Dipper, who goes tbout Surrey, Hatnpfhire, 
and thofe Counties thereabouts, preaching and dipping ; About a fortnight a- 
go on the Lords day he preached atGuilford in the meeting-place, and to the 
company of one old Mr. Clofe, an Independent Minifter, who hath fet up at 
Guilford, and done a great dealeof mifchiefe, having drawn a way many of the 
well-meaning peeple from the Minifterie of thofe godly Minifters, whom be 
fore they much prized; there this Co&Vrexerciled, and it was given out in 
the Countie he was a rare man, and the people came from the Towns about to 
heare him : This fellow, in his circuit, at an exercife Where he was preaching 
to many women for rebaptization and dipping, made ufeof that Scripture to 
thatpurpofe (as it is reported) 7/5,4.2. t^ndin that day feven women jbaH 
take hold of one man, faying, Wee VviU eat cur writ bread, and tyearc our otvne 
apparett : only let us be called bj thy name, to take away eur reproach. And 
truly, it is a fad thing there fhould be fuch EmifUries (fo like the Devil! theic 
compsfling the earth, and going sbout fecking whom they mayde- 


Prt&ffes oftbc Sc ft vies. 

voure) in the levtralipsrt> t-ttnc Kingdoaie, North, E ft, Wvft,tnd South, 
notont pirtfrte; f >r the Ejttsn:! Snuih, we who live in their parts know it 
fuih ,-r London, Kent, the Afl" ciitr.d Counties. Astbi the Well (b fidc-s 
thisinltanceotr.o^rj Irtc wed a Letter out of Do letflwr, <ntcd v*Vt& 
15. written by a godly Minilttr rrom thence ; Sir, 1 amnot ytifimtfb dtmy 
mind With particulars of that nature jo* expeft ; 1*1 Wiih thr htlp of my fel 
low- Minifters in ih-fe pirts, J faff fend them to you ixantx*8 Hifltri* of i>ur 
Wefttrne cotfkfont. Ard foi tf-c North, bcrfide* many iultanccs I could give 
youofr HuU,Btveile>,Yoik,Hilht,&c. ot Independent C-huichcs gathered 
there ,tr dot many Anibaptifts and other Stflaries in thofe places, I (hill only 
defue the Reader to mind thefe three or four line* written to me troni a coua- 
trey fiirther North : / received the books fcnt me, andfltxlimuke the be ft ttfc 1 
ctnofthem; the nc 1 kf pfor mine ovtne ulc y the other I plcafftrt fritnds With 
(and truly never more r.ccdin our Cottntrej ) fir Where* \ormf ly rvee *>a~ 
tedthc Miniftcrie, ntw free hwe (uchvArietie tndftrifc tjasngft them> that 
truly I kyiorv *ot What Will he come oftu. 

A perfon of qualitie and a godly man told me (April 15.) meeting me ac 
cidentally in Weftminfter Hall, that (faith hej juftnow, neerethcHoufeof 
Commons doore, I had difcourfe with a great Sedaric (viz. one of Wrights 
Difciples, and prefently the man cime into the Hall with another great Se- 
ftarie, and he (hewed me him : ) and the difcourfe was as f ollowcs, That he 
would be loth the Parliament Jhtxld bring Paul Beds bloud upon them for hi* 
denying the Trinitie. Whereupon this (Bentleman anfwered him,that he could 
prove clecrly out of the Scriptures aTrinitieof Perfons. Vnto whom this 
Stftirie replied, Ho- witty** prove t he Scriptures to be thevrtrdof God? and 
this Seftarie rcatoned againft them, faying, there were t wcntie fe verall Scrip* 
tures, as many as Tranflatiom, and Translations are not true ; for fo the 
Priefts will tell ut, that this is not rightly tranfltted : and for the Originals 
there are divers Copies ; befides, I cannot underftand them, neither is it my 
fault that I do not : In fum, the man reaioned there was no Religion at all 
in the Kingdome, but all Religion he knew of was, Tdojufllj, tndbcmer- 
fifuff. Vnto which the Gentleman replyed, The Heathen they were juft and 
merciful, and therein did as much as you. This Seftariere- joyaed, For ought 
he knei*, the Heathens Wtre (ttvedti well At any now. 

A godly Minifterof the Countieof Middlefex told me ( April 16.) that 
there was a great Scftarie and a Souldier, becaufe he had perfwaded a family 
that he was well acquainted with, and where the Seftarie much reforted, 
tocafthim cff, and to have nothing to do with him; this Sedrarie concei 
ving it to come from this Minifter^ when this Miniftcc came downe one day 

R 3 tO 

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A ftftfa Difcwery of the Errors 



H ^ fafeinhis houfe, and *s hee.,ein love to hi.n, fo he ewoaW 

*nd let him returne home in faf t tie 5 whereupon the 
of the houfe fent out a ferva it to him to be gone, for this Minif 

nng to fay to hioi- andss tbcfervint was going, thScdirii 
todycomeiri: whereupon the femnt asked hi*, why hee came in 
Without bidding ; hee. Kplyed , to fpeak with Mafter .... /upon th.Tthe 
fcrvint csaght mm by the colUr, and laid hee (hould not . the MdfcrKari 
them buttle together, heewentou^, ind his wife followed to oppofe hr 
and mconclufion having his knife before ready by his fide, hee reached it 
pare the dirt off his fliooes, to fhake it cff .gaioft that houfe beciufe th , 
would not receive him, as making himfclfe an Apoflle: and when hee had 
done fo, he departed, 

There is one Miftcr D* ee ,.* Prcichcrit Sandvvichin Kent, a bold con- 
ceitedman, and an Independent, whofincethe beginning of this 
was a Wafhing-ball-maker, or feller of wafhing-balls herein I 
now turned Preacher ? and b^g never or^ined Minifter, hath 
ftimfelfeto_be oneaf the Pn^ of the highphccs : Among many ftigh t f- 
fefted ftrames of ftew light, aad ftrange acpreiTions, which the I man ufL 
in his Sermons, pra>ers, to get him^Ifeanameby, w*.of Wiflun- b a l[ 
maker to become fuch a rare msn, thefe are fome ; Hee prayed to the frinit T 
to take are or cure of theie three Kingdomes, God the Father to take are of 
one, God the Son of the fecond, and God the Holy Ghoft of the third Kin? 
dome : he pray edalfo -for JefusChnft, that God would, &c 

A godly Minifter in NorthamptonOiire told mee (Aprii iy.) that there 
was a Seftarie in his-Parifli, a Yeoman, who hath faid it to him and to manv 
^5 t^t^wthetimeiscommg, when wee fliail all have and bee alike^ 

I fhill have as much sftate as fuch a Knight, naming a Knight c 
great efhte in- that Couatie, one Sir ^. ^, Th Sedaricalfo hold? there 
is no Hell. 

There is a godly Minifter in Effcx, who related this ftorie to me ( April 6 \ 

intheprefenceof aMinifterof the AfTembly, and hee who told it mec had it 

e roans owne mouth, whom this Mioifter knoweswell to bean ha 

neft godly man : This man/viz, oneMafter e^. living at R. in Eiiex a godlJ 

reU-iousman, and in old icquiintiacleof Matter Sktir. Sjmpfon, coming up 


and Pr Alices of the Sectaries. 125 

to London, and meeting with M.^rw^,itrong other difcouTfe,asked him if 
hee might ccrreto his Church, and whether the Sacrament of the Lords 
Supper would beadminiftrtd the next Lords day, and whether hee might 
come to it: Matter Sympfon anfwered yes, hee had the Lords -Supper, and 
hee rnighi come ; whereupon this Milter A. went, and after Sermon ftayed 
with the reft cf the company to partake inthe Lords Supper, and joyning 
with them, received the brad; which when hee had received, there were 
feme of the Church- members begin to take notice hee was none of theit 
Church, and there was a great ftir and muttering about it, and they told 
him they admitted none tutof their Church- way : whereuponthis religi 
ous man was not permitted to partake of the Cup, but was glad to with- 
draw, the Independents dealing with him (though a godly man, and a vi- 
(ible Saint, bcciulehee was not one of their membets) juft as the Papifts 
do with the people, allowing them the Bread, but not the Wine. When all 
wtsdcne, this Matter c/^. went to Matter Sjmtfon, and fpake to him, fay- 
ire; Sir, Did not you tell mee I might come to the Lerds Supper at 
ybur Church ? Matter Sympfon replyed, I laid you might come, but not 
that you might receive. Vpon this bufineflo the honeft man was mucfi 
troubled, and for their adininiftring the Sacrament to him after the PopifK 
rr.anner, they have loft aProfclyteof him, thishaving quite turned him off 
i-rom the Independent!. 

The fame Minifter at the fame time related it to mee forcertaine as a thing 
not only knownetohim, but to many in theCoumieof Effex, that a com 
pounded Stc"larie,anAnabaptift, &c. whofe dwelling is at Cattle- Henning- 
ham, preached at Chelmsford in a houfe where (as a common fame goes) there 
ivine and women good ftore ; and as he was preaching to the Sectaries, there 
tame by the houfe a kind of a wild Gentleman, who was fpeaking againft the 
Presbyterians, and this man was brought in to the meeting wruleil the Se- 
ftarie was preaching ; and as in the verie midft of their preaching there was 
wine andliquour, drinking to one another, fo before they parted there was 
ecod ftore of ir ; this wild Gentleman for his part fpending about foure fhil- 
lings, who when hee wascome away, meeting fome Gentlemen and others, 
commended the men for honeft men, and praifing their meetings, fjjd, Why 
fhoald they not have the libcrtie of thtir confciences ? 

Tb* Sum of A Scrmenpretckedbj A Sf&.irtf, and of feme 
Conferences with Seftoricr. 

W-yeirsdav,/^.!. 1*45. a Surgeon belonging to the Army prea 
ched at ene Goodman Belters of Bcr.c, a To woe ia the Weft, on Collof. 2. 


A further Difceven of the Err ours 

out vfverfj hrobferved, All the Saints dutie is to believe and be thankfull, 
(he enlarged) Where s the humiliations, repenting* for finne which your god- 
lv Miniftcrs (you fiy) have taught you. ? Ojt otvcr.i^ hee obferv ni, ^The 
Jmid-wriringof ordinances, the ten precep?s faire written by the finger of 
C5od, altogether taken a wsy. Qaver.iti. hee obferved, N^w Moons, Sab 
baths, meats, drinks,, empty tning* ; Sabbaths not to be obfer vcd, irndowef, 
snd fince Chrifts coming taken a way : he faid, we had deceitfull Miniftery, 
Sacraments, Ordinances, meats and drinks, though their learned godly Mini. 
ftcrs had told them, that when they had confecrated them with their iandifi- 
ed garments on, they were holy, and were to be given only to thofe to whotn 
they pleafed, yet empty, and rfndowes too. Afterwards, being asked what 
foe meant by thefe meats and drinks, whether the elements confecrated to bss 
fignes and feales to us in the Sacrament : He faid,he knew no feale but the Spi 
rit; and for thofe things, they were empty things, and of no effcft. Out of 
vcr. 11,12. That ( there being three things in Baptifme , a death , buri- 
tll,and refurreclion) Chrift was baptifm to us, and the outward fign needlefle. 

The fame perfon in private, in the houfe of a Reverend godly Minifter, 
Mafter R. in conference a iTer ted, That thereis no Sabbath to bee kept fince 
Chrifts fulfilling the Law, fince no command for it in the Gofpell. He being 
urged with places out of the Old Teftament and fourth Commandement : Ha 
1 ^nd t Captain,and one Lievtenant 7. affirmed,thofe belonged to the Jews, not 
to us. i. Being urged in point of prayer for forgivnefle of fin with the Lords 
prayer: The Lievtenant faid, that the Lords prayer, when Chrift gave it to 
his Difciples, was fpirituall to them, but it is not fo to us. 3, The fame Liev 
tenant being urged with Z> avids praftice of be wailing fin, and craving pardon, 
anfwered,D<tv/ was under a double covenant, of the Law, and of Grace; 
we only under that of Grace : and though a belie verfhould commit as great 
finsasDrft/^, murther, adulterie, there was no need for him to repent, and 
that fin was no fin to him, but a failing, 4. The Surgeon and the reft being 
told by fome parties prefent, that they would believe that which their godly 
Minifters had taught out of the word : he anfwered, he doubted whether yet 
the word had been taught or no. Then the Surgeon asking what the word 
was: being anfwered, The Old and new Tcftament ; he replied, He doubted 
whether thofe were the word or no. Then being asked what was the word g 
fee anfwered out of lohn i . i , and told us, he knew no word but that 

Item, This Surgeon and a Q^artermafter-generall to the Regixent having 

onference with one Thomas Spere a Papift, asked him, How long he had ab- 

Vented himfdfe from the Church of England ; it was anfwered twenty yearst 

They commended him for it, snd told hioa they had done fo too, and were not 

and frtffifcs tf the Sectaries. 127 

themfelves of that Church. And hearing from him of fome of his opinions, 
they told him by way of encouragement, CIT- he faid well, and was able to 
fay more for his way, then all the Presbyterian Priefts in Dorfetfliire. Liev 
tenant 7. being asked what he thought of the Directorie ; anfwcred, He 
thought of it as of the Common- Payer, and of that as of the Mafle. Beir> 
likewife asked concerning the Aflembly of Divines ; he anfwered, They were 
moft part of them enemies to Chrift and his truth. That Lievtenant 7. and an 
Enfigndenyed all ecckfiafticall Government. Item, Lievtenant 7. faid, hee 
iought not for the Parliament, but for liberty orconfcience,and not for Refor 
mation. Item, He affirmed, that he thought daies of publike Humiliation need- 
leffe, and unlawfull, and would not obferve them. Item, Concerning Prayer; 
That we muft not pray morning and evening, but when the Spirit puts ejacu 
lations into us; for that were to make prayer an IdoU. 

This Sernnen, and thefe Conferences are fubfcribed by the hands of godly 
perfons,two witneflls,and I have them in my hand to produce, but forbeare 
the printing of their names, becaufe I know not what prejudice may come to 
them by fome fouldiers that may go that way. 

There is one x/. a Shoemaker not far off Tower- ft reet, who fpeaking of 
the Aflembly, faid, 3r* There were butfevenin the Aflembly that ftood 
for God, all the reft of them were for the Divel: An honcft godly man brought 
this fellow before a perfon of quality, and in Authority, for fpeaking thefa 
words; and at firft this man denyed it: whereupon, he offering to fetch tv.j 
jyitnefles to prove it, the man confeffed it, and faid, he had fpoken raQily. 

The Sectaries have within this two years laft paft, efpccially this laft yeerc 
fince the Vidory at Nafeby , abufed (in the moft infolcnt and unheard of man 
ner, and that all kind of wayesj all forts and ranks of men even to the higheft, 
both particular perfon?, and whole Societies that have but any way appeared 
sgainft them, or they think will not be for them, as the King, Parliament, the 
Kingdome of Scotland, the City of London, the Aflembly, all the reformed 
Churches, the City Minifters, particular Minifters, and other Chriftians, and 
is in their printed booke, Sermons, Spcecches, fo by affronts offered Minifters 
in Churches, Pulpits, and feyerall other wayes, and that in the higheft unfuffo 
rable manner that (confidering all things together) ever was in any age fince 
the coming of Chrift : and for the proofs of this, i man might make a large 
bocktofetdownethepregnintundenyable inftances and particulars in this 
kinde ; and a man would wonder what (hould be the myfterie of it, and no 
queftion many do (though for my part, I doe not) that this lift yeare, fi 
not only the Aflembly, but the Honourable Houfes of Pailhment have vcr* 4 
the Presbytcriall Government, declared to the world they will fettle it, ma a 


1 2 8 A further Difcwcn of the Err our s 

d f-rs O diii v:e> for it andsbojt it, thit ever fines the Presbyteritl Govern- 
f i.-rv, all rh.=? P^TS, At; and Friendsof it hive beene written, pleached s- 
gr i-l fii ai j c-j n re- cnc;i ev.jr ; ye* j^iloufias, falfe reports, calumnies rai- 
fed, M-.rifh d, fanemed, ini yet n;. j v^r any of the Seftiries exemplarily 
pj;; fh. d, >: their L ; b?ls and d jfp-ntc Pamphlets everpublikely cenfured (as I arn, ) or efF..t nil courts ufcd to fup^reff^ tKem;but let the men or the 
(noks b* vvhst they \viil,bjfe wh-j:n they will,PirIiifnent, &c. fo that they 
d j b-it abjfe th^ Pfflsbytcrisns,and the Pi esbyterial Governnnent,and plead for 
thcljvil pendents and liberty ofconfcienci, all is well enough j my, not only 
fo, but (ome fuch baokss arelicenfed, aid foais perfons kno ivn to be moft dcf- 
peittely oppjfitetothe Presbytadan?. to the Covenint, to our Brethren of 
Scothni, the Aiftmbly,totieg>dly Orthoalcx Minifters, the men in great 
reqjeft, walking boldly in Weil :ninfter-h ill j at the Houfe of Commons door 
dxiiy, fi -niliar with Coma Parliamant-msn, preferred to phces of truft, and 
honour, having fivjur in things wherein other men can find none; yea, have 
been able to do thofe thing? for themfelves, and fuch as they appeare for, 
which otherwif- were nev-t likdy, or not fo quickly to have been eflfc&ed. 
An J in things done by the Se&Ades agtinft petCons a&ftdd to the Presby te- 
liail Government (though in the way and mincer of doing them) if Presby 
terians fhouid do (o,it were a great breschof P.iviiedgeof Parlitinent, and an 
arraigning their Ordinances ; yet in the Se&iries tis nothing, nor we* never 
heare of anie fuch complaint or words made of them : For inttance, Haw ms- 
nie Votes, Orders, O.dinsncesof Pirlia-nent have beene fpoken againir, writ 
Ev^ainft, ads done point-blink sgiinft the Lstler of them ? not humble Peti 
tions tnxde to reprefent the State of thhgs, and to defire fo and fo; but down 
right railings and fcoff.s, orelfe taking cognizance of things whiltft before 
ike Houfes, and in debate : As for exicnple, The Affecnbly who fits by Ordi- 
nsiiceof Parliament, have they not been fearfully abufed, fcorned by thofe 
B ioks of Arrtii^n-msnt of Per feoutiw, Martins Ecchs y & \ and now lately by 
a Bsllad made of theaij having a firfiand fe<ond part, wherein they are fccflLd 
with th tiile of Blackbird Divines ? The mme of the Biilad a gainft the Af- 
fembly of Divines is cslbd, A Prophecie of the Swineherds defirtiRiox, To thff 
iuneoftkemsrry Sottldier,ertbejwU& Tinkfr ; and two men pidured at 
the uppw-r end of it, with theinicription of Sir John P*eskj/tfr*nd Sir Sintoa 
5>W. This Bsllad ctils the Aflembly Swineherds, ftirh, , <f^lBefe Swine 
herds they are fir ting to build old Bsbelis Tower : A.^d in this Balhd thcZ>/- 
rettory njsdj by the Aflembly, and eflablifeed by Ordinance, is (coff^.d at, and 
-he Aflkmblv i brought in, and jeered at for b^ing agtinft Anabapti(h,;Brow- 
, Independents: .and they srs in that Ballad call d Baals P^ieils, The Af. 


Petition to the Parliament, whileft it wa* in debate before the 
Houfcff,bt fore they cime to give their fenfe of it,* S*h- 
.M* (the .nmgr.m of whofe n,;ne is to , tiule, 
M* if* trajbj tikes not ice or it, prints a great pirt of 
it, prejudges and anticipates the Determinations of the Honourable Houfc of 
Commonsyand ufes the Aflembly veriecourfely. Therein pamphlet called 
xf Letter of Advitf unto the Mixiftert trembled at Wcftminftcr, with fevc- 
TtH Q**Yes recommended to their faddeft confederations, wherein the Aflcm- 
bly is not only tbufed, bat threatened, that if they give advice to the Parh j- 
ment againft a Toleration of Independents, they are ib many in number, that 
the Aflembly fhtll be chajrifed AS eviS Couvff lours, diftnrbers of Church and. 
Statf t nt If ft ttrangrttt Strafford, or little Canterbury. In the cifc of Paul 

and under debate, comes out a Pamphlet ccnlurmg 

their proceedings againft him, as fearing what the 
fentence may be ; in averting the poffibilif ie of an 
Heretikes repentance fo long as hee lives, andfuch 
as do any waves canfe him to die in herefie, as much 
as in them lyes, do effeftually damne him eterntlly : 
and confequently, that Paul Bef, (whatever his 
errour be at prefentj as well as Punl the Apoftlc, 
once a Blafphemer, may one day become a Con 
vert, if he be not untimely (tarred to death before 
hand. And to give only one particular inftance 
more : There is a * Book lately come forth about 
the fixth of this moneth of May , called Tender 
Co* ft tenet rtliiitttfly tfe&ftl, fearfully abofing and 
defcanting opon all the Ordinances of Parliament, 
in reference to the Direftorie, Ordination of Mi. 
nifters, and Church-government, leaving out 
none but the laft Ordinance about Commiffioners : 
wherein the Parliament and Aflembly are ufuffera- 
bly reviled and railed at and particularly the Par 
liament charged with fpeaking blafphemy, and be 
ing guiltieof many other crimes. 

And laftly, The Sectaries are fo violent, and in- 
fofferably infolent.that though they abufe/fr/o* or 
thing /,;or do the ftrangeft aftions either againft Liwes or Ordinances, if they 
bebutqucftwncd by any in wthoritie for thefe things, infteadof confeffing 

$ their 

rclig. affeS p. 1-4,1 
the Synad (bning ttvt bort 
Ufa a Lamb, but a mouth Ify 
4 Dt*go*) ttash the "Parlia 
ment to $<tl[ blofybenj &- 
f 4W/2 tbofe Saints tb&t dtvct 
n heaven ? AnA ]pea^:ttg tf 
the "Preamble to out tf their 
Orditurvtt, vrherei* tbePar* 
iiamenf Mtyuwledgcd their 
firon. engagements betrtilf 
andpncerelj to endeaxjwr tbt 
coHpleat eflablifbment offuriij 
*nd H*itie in the Church cf 
God (for thefeare the Parlia 
ments *9ord! t not the *4flim~ 
bites) tbit book calt thu bis 
fpbenti, and faith of the Lordi 
<utd Comment, f or fbatne leavt 
$e*kj*g bblpbtmj : Kerne m- 
bef the judgement! upon tbt 

bad tbt Lords And. 

to meddle in the affaires 
Kjngjefafofar, MM deter* 
mine to have a. ctmpleat ejta * 
tifimntofpurttie txd unitie? 

1 30 A further Difcwerie of the Errsurs 

their off jnces,fubmitting,and carrying themfelves peaceably and humbly, they 
will abufe and mifcill Authority to their faces, yei, fet out printed books a- 
gsinft them, reproaching and reviling them to the open world ; of which I 
might give many inftances, as in the cafe of one Hwes committed lately by 
fomejuittces of Peace, upon two witneffes teftify ing words fpoken by hkn 
derogttory to the fecond and third Perfons in the Trinity; a book was printed, 
wherin they are reviled and clamoured agtinft. So upon one Larder s commit 
ment, about a dangerous bookentitulcd Londons laft Naming, there is a booft 
put forth afperfing the L. Mayor of London, the Committee of Examination, 
and the Right Honourable the Houfe of Peeres. And laftlyupon Lievtenant. 
ColooelL.frYforjM commitment, tmny Pamphlets were printedfpeaking bit 
terly againft the Committee of Extminations, and the honourable Houfe of 
Comons; as En^Unds Birthright, feverall printed Letters, &c. 

The Sectaries have lately put forth two pamphlets with a picTure dtawne 
and affixed to them, greatly abufing all the Presbyterians : The firft is called 
Di&Ated thoughts upon the Presbyterians Ute Petitions ta the Parliament i the 
other is the book Called, Tender Conference reli^ftfy afetted, propounding 
queftions upon the Ordinances of Parliament. Tjhe maine of the piftwre is an 
heart piftured, over which is written, Tender, Confcieuct religioufly tffefted, 
with fome verfes over that : and under the heart, with daggers at it,ftands the 
Pope, the Prelate, and the Presbyter in the mjdft of them two, with a book in 
his hand, where Direfttrie is written> Antichriftian Presbyter written by 
him, and the Crown under his foot, he treading upon it, and a dagger in his 
hand, reaching at the heart of tender confcience, but a chaine with a weight 
hanging at his arm, whereby he is hindred and falls fomwhat fiiort of prkking 
tender confcience with his dagger. 

Now I could write a book in giving obfervations, and making confutation 
of this p;cT:ure, and thefe mottoes, but I muft ftudie brevitie, I will onely hint 
a few things. 

i . That I have been informed for certain,and it was fpoken of by fome Mer 
chants on the E xchange,that in Holland the picture of an Independent is d ra wn, 
*ndfetoutpublikely,and he is pictured thus, with God written in his mouth, 
the Devill written juft upon his heart^ and the world written and pictured as 
he holding it in his armes. 

i. 1 1 may be this picture of a Presbyterian will caufe the picture of an In 
dependent tobcdrawnehere in London, fet out with Mottoes, asalfo what 
he hath under his feet, &c. *nd ifjt prove, fe, tis but j uft and the Indepen- 
dents may thank themfelves. 

|, For the Picture it felfe of * ttndtr Qtnfciwcts which they make the 


And Pr Aft ices of the Se ft Aries. 131 

Presbyterian lifting up a dagger to ftab ; lam confident the Presbyterians 
are as truly tender-confcienced men as any in England, yea far above the 
Sectaries; and for the Sectaries (take them generally) they are far from 
being tender-confcienced men , as I fhall fhew at large in my Treatife 
againft Toleration, under that head of anfvvering that objection, that tender 
Cnfcimces mttft he ham vriih ; where I fhall prove by many inftances they 
are men of large confciences, and have conferences, like to Oftrich ftomachs, 
that can digeft iron, that can digeft a generall Toleration of all Religions, 
can beare with them that are evil!, or any thing that is \vicked,fo it will pro 
mote the Catholike Caufe ; and in truth, in ftcad of being a truly confcien- 
cious people, and going upon religious principles, they are a meere politikc 
Faction, driving on ftrange defignes, and havrng ends of their own. 

4. Whereas they place the Presbyter in the midft of the Pope and Prelat, 
how might they more truly have placed an Independent and other Secta 
ries, the Independents fhaking hands, and complying more with Papifts and 
Prelats than Prebyterians, as I could prove by many inftances of familiar 
pafTages and fpeeches that have parted between fome Sectaries and Papifts 
and Prelats, and fomc fpeeches again of Papifts and Prelats of the Indepen 
dents, fome wherof the Reader may find in this Book, pag.i<5, 1 ^6. 

5. That of the Presbyterian trampling the Crown under his feet,is a rnoft 
wicked lye, and confuted in the fight of the Sun, by the experience of thcfe 
times; for who ftand more for the Crewne, the Kings Perfonand Ho 
nour, his juft great nefle, and his Pofteritie after him, than the Presbyterian 
partie ; and who are more againft Monarchy, the Kings Perfon and Honour, 
than the Independent partie ? A Sectarie indeed may well be pictured with 
the Crowne under both his feet, trampling it, and breaking it all to peeces, 
and together with the Crowne trampling the Church, Miniftene, and the 
Kingdome of Scotland under their feet ; andforproofeof Se^fhrics trea 
ding the Crowne under their feet, witnefle Ldnj Uil framing, commen 
ded, fold, difperfed up and down by Sectaries, witnefl e Watwyns an Arch- 
Sectaries fpeeches, with othea paffages of fome of V idc M,.r//te 

them, as giving over praying for the King above Mtlfxg.7. 
this yeare, laughing at them who prayfor him, as * Af/-f Durance an 
*oneof them praying publikely in the Churchjthat tnt Trt * c ktf a . Sw 
the King might be brought in chains to the Parliament, as fpcaking againft 
his coming in or being received in but under the notion of a Delinquent,and 
that he deferved to die if any man did,with fuch like fpeeches. 

6. That of the Presbyter endevouring to deftroy the tender Cwhience re- 
Hgio*[lj *jfc8cd t only Kindred by a great clog hanging upon hiffl,is a wicked 

S 2 fcandall ; 

furtklr &tfc 6 writ of t&? Errwrs 

. f; t/ie; - 

j wh:n they were in their ^igheft pp w$f , m& the ladepepoems weak and 
low, is known to all this Kingdoms i and h?d they been (uch men as the In* 
dependent Painter would maksthsm, the Seftides had nevergrownetothis 
boldnefli to make fuch Pi&ute, nor ihefe Kingdoms fo troubled with them 
is now they are ; but the truthpf it is, a Se^jfearia may well be psipted with a 
dagger thus running at the heart af the Presbyterians tender confciences reliV 
gioufly afffted, and had they not clog: apon their irtns, we ihould find it fo 
by lamentable experience; they have naide violent attempts againft Presby- 
ceriins, and they have given out miry t^reatning words j and certainly de- 
Ognedand comforted themfelves, that ere bng ihey (hoald bcabletQ^rafib 
the Presbyterians; for proofe whereof, be fides ia&ances already, given iathif 
Book, pig,^7. 1 (hall add t wo or three at preferjt s One Smart a great.Ss- 
d:irie, upon the fifth or fixthof May laft, (peaking agiinft the Presbyterian 
Minifters, and calling them Priefts, fpake thefa words ; That 


end twin mce under the oneot thecpmpaAy repiycd, that I ftjppofe you Will 

toandofoHt that be&rditi got a good office or place then, when the Pfesbyteriinf 

who dift told thu Smarr e ftates fhall cornstobe feqiieftred. Apother Seftiric, 

rt?PrrS^i i!fti * Bod *-fcHer in Londoq ( whofc mipe .1 Cdnceai^ 

*Jt Xtfe vtsffu* w?Q n the cntrcatiepf hioj wli0 related Jt^ fpeaking of 

tbe Scqudtratiojt of tbfir the Mioifteri or Sion Cpijedge , iaja ,jthefe word$,| 

eftates, and banging at Af*J htve gotte lo TjImr*., V?bo h^ve I? ft Acftrveil 

tkofe of SwCiRefai and bee further 

And Sciaries miht have *U r trottbts d fef reation 

*ad /fceir jtf. rb der the hand of one who W*sn ear- witnfl5t? 4 

the libenic tf senfc tewc vcred to me in the prafeflce of two fufficient perfon$ 

they mufl exfteiwbe* tbe A t j, ir( j man w h o is or t jj e independents, and that 

ftSCft&Hfc* r iy - T e , to per > a ^ qti4 ;iio ir v thc citi r f ^ 

don, and taken notice or for a mm of great eftate* *nd 

tetfacA him, ont cfhis refyeQto him f to tak* h^tfdl^w he *ng*ged\ or /krurtd him** 
felfe for the PrcfaftcrianJ, ad *4,wfk the Itdcpcndents* fortbere vffd no K>ay 
for him to keep fa efttte, or t fo fcture t n*leffe kt Vttrt of that fid* , with othejC 
Words to that purpofe. 

Here folio wes a Copie of fomc Letters, with a Miration ol fome more 
ojarkablc Pane$ concerning the Se&aricio,< 

And Practises of the Seft*r<es 

Copie oftsiLttter written to me fromAod!j Adlt*r*td 
Minifter living *t Tarmouth. 


BY* V our Letter cemir-gfo my hind, I take notice 
of animation handed to you, wherein I wifl. t^J&fiffi. 
there were not Co mnch truth. For year better fecuri- j^ fw>5 ; ^ :t A M \ n \~ 
ty, I hive procured the Exirmnations out of the Or- yfo oftfarnHu, to en- 
See and have tranfcribed one of them, which here I fern c if tbt truth sf it, 
fend you incloied. At our lite Sefliuns, thiscaufe wis ^* /****- 
heard, Our Recorder profefod , that had he hid power , hee had a great 
mindc to hang the man for his Blifphemies ; but in condufion , hee was 
bound over to the next S fli ns : Touching the perfon of thrs fclifphe- 
mous wretch, one Job* B-fgif , hee was an Apprentice to an Apothe 
cary in London, and came downc hither with f >our good ftiend) Csp- 
ttine Hdfoit , as hii Chyrurgion. Syone after his coming into thefe 
parts hee turned Preacher; and fo in a little time (educing, and be- 
inc (educed, hee came from Antinomianilme and Anabaptifme, to 
this defperatc height of Athcifme. Your great Rabbi Oats told 
mce before his ftce^ that M. B^git might be his Matter, notwiihftanding 
bis ybuth; and fo highly extolled him, as ir hee had beene Atom H*m*gn*Uh. 
One pafiage more I flaall acquaint you with, About a yeer fince or focnewhafc 
inore, this E*ni* with Oatr, (then ofNirVricb) and one Ltcl^er t Ring-lea 
der of the Antbaptifts in this to wh came to my houfe, dcfiring fome difcourfe 
with me for their pretended fatisfaftron. Proridcncc fo ordered it , thtt my fellow Mirifter, and one other, were with me tt the prefent. Thu* 
three to three we fell into debate (amongft other matters,) about the power o 
Ihc Maeiftrate in infiifting capital puni(htnents,nd taking away of life. Here- 
upon0*f (to whom ths reft agreed,) peremptorily affirmed, and flood to 
roaintaine, That there was no fuch power in any Chnftiin Magitlrate over i- 
nk Member of a Church, unJeflt firit he wascaft out of the Church, and fo de 
livered to the Secular power | no, whatever his e&nce was, tkough M*r-tl>tr 

His Argument wa 4 Thit all Church-Members were the Temple of God, 
M d *bf* deprejftk the Temple # GoA, him fall G*dder9j- Being preffedi 
with the Authority of that Text, He tk*t fieddetk m*ns blood, by f*ajb*& liu 
IfUod be fad, hee and the reft cry ed out, what had they to do with Mtfts f 
They were Chrifts, Difciplcs not Mofet Difciples. Being minded of the an- 
ity of this Uw.-before Mfa his-timc, ;hey replyed, jt was all one being 

1 54 A further Difcoverie of the Erronrs 

part of the Old Teftament. Withall Oats added, that that Ltw was fulfilled ; 
demanding of him how, he anfwered, in and by Chrift, In at much (ftid hee) 
a* Chrift foedhit blood, my blood is foeci already j for (faith hej Chrifts blood M 
wj blood, and my blood is chrifts blood. At the fame time Boggis being prefled 
by my felfe in (bme particulars, ftill his reply was,/ have the Spirit. My idfe 
impatient of his arrogant boafting, told him, That certainly if he had that Spi 
rit he pretended to, hee would not fo boaft of it : Whereunto (clapping his 
hand upon his breft) he reply ed, 1 thank. God I have enough of the Spirit* Here 
upon I having enough of him, told him, that the doores were open for him, 
and fo parted with him. The Lord direft, and aflift you in all your underta 
kings, and make your endeavours fucceffefull. With my prayers, and hearty 
ialutations, I reft 

Yarmouth, May 1 1 . Your affured Friend, 

and Brother in the Lord. 

A eo fie of the Depofition made again ft one John Boggls,/0r horrid 
and unhcardof Blafphemj* 

reat Yarmouth lan.i^. 1645 . 
T"*His Informer faith upon his oath, that fome few dayes fince, one lob* 

Bi** ctme tothehoufe of this Informers Mafter about dinner time, and 
being requefted ta ftay at dinner there, he fate down at the Table, and being 
alfo requefted by his faid Matters wife to give thanks , hee asked to whom 
ket jkould give thanks, Whether to the Butcher tr to the EM, or to the 
Cm , ( there being then a Shoulder of roftcd Veale upon the Table.) And 
the faid Informers Uafters wife , faying , Tk*?th*k* /^ottld bee given to 
Gtd the faid.Z?0W reply ed, and faid., where if jour God, in Heavctt, 
er in Earth, aloft or below , or dth hee fit in the clouds , or Vehere 
f , ... doth hee fit With his . And further this Infpr- 

*?& m f th - T r h ! nother i r e the f >id l f amm 

bare tocxpreflcit. Mafterf wife haying fpcech with the faid Boggu 

about the Church , and concerning the Bible , the 
faid Boggit wi(hed , he had not k^owne fo mnch of the Bible, which heefaid, 
Was but onlj paptr. 

The former part of this Information ( to And further , <. ) is al 
fo ttte&ed upon Oath in the fame words by the faid Informers 
Mailers wife. 

. " * 4 

- J - ^ 

c^f trtte 

And Practices ef the Sectaries, 

A true Copy of A Letter fenf front Dover ,t* worthy Member tftkt 

Reverend tsfficmbly, and f ub fcr ib ed by five hands of fcr font 

efVeorth, Miniften and others* 

Worthy Sir , 

QVrtrue refpefts of you prefixed : We entreat your favour to acquaint 
us what you think will be the refult at laftaboutthe Independents; if 
they muft be tolerated, it is then in vaine for us to ftriveagainft it by any h u- 
mane helps, and muft expect to live in all confufion and diforder , except it 
be in our Families, and there we fhall hardly avoid it, for there are fome that 
creep intoHoufcs. We defireyouto take notice, that for three y ceres laft 
pift there hath been fome differences about that way in Dover ; but of late 
they are fain into a Congregationall-Church, have made Members, and ordain 
ed a Paftour one Mr. Davis of London, who will fettle here with them : 
Hereupon they are prefently fo high flowne, that they will have our publike 
meeting plice commonly calkd the Church to preach A weekly Lrtture, though 
we have an Order from the Committt- e of Parliament, that there fhall bee 
none without the confent of both the Minifters in Dover, and haveacqusin- 
them with it ; yet fome have threatned, if the Key be kept away, they will 
break open the dcores ; and fince M. D a vies journey to London, the Mem- 
bersof his Church meeting e vet ie Lords day twice, and once in the weeke, 
Mr. Mafcall (* man employed by the Stata to bee a pcrfector of the Cu- undertakes to feed the flock, expounds the Scriptures,. and with 
much v^hemencie cries out to the people cxprefling hitnfelfe thus againfl the 
prefent Minifterie : Tour Prieftt , ysttr damned Priefts, your curfedPrieftsi 
with their fooles Coat. Your Levitft 9 who if they get an Ordinance of Par 
liament, will thunder it out, but they let alone the Ordinances of Chrift, 
and perCwades the people of the evill that Synods and Learned men have 
done to the Church, and therefore prefles them to the ufelcflenefle of hu 
mane learning , and at other times in private meetings , perfwades peo 
ple, that they will fall into moft miferable flaveriCj if they hare i Pres 
bytery ; and faith , That he e fl> all ft and and laugh at them, rthen they 
Are under their burthens. For our parts, if the State will furTer thetn- 
felves to bee fo vilified in what they have by the beft adiice propofed, 
and will hive as trodden under foot for following Chrift , and obeying 
them, and will hive us take Covenants, and fuffcr as many as will 
to violate them, wee fhall then thinke that wee are fallen into 
worfe times then ever wee yet faw. Wee defire you to counfcll us, 
snd to improve your power iruhc AflembJy , and .with the Parliament what 



1 5 tf A further Diftweric of the Errwrs 

you may te ftop thefe violent proceedings here, tfest we may eo joy ourprl- 
vilcdges, tijpccially the peace oiour Confcitinccs tnd Countrcy, we reft 
D Gvtr> isfpril 13.1 6 46. Your loving Friends. 

Tlix Letter # given ixte tloebftxdi of* Peer of this Kingdom. 

Tkt Copte of a Letter written from a learned and godly Diving from btytnA 

tht Seat) to a fpeciaS Friexd of hi* here in London, and tr*Kjla- 

ted by loirnotit of Dutch into Englijk. 

Edoearneftlylongforfome Ordinances from E*gta*d t for the fup- 
prcfling of the high growing Sefts, Herefies, tnd Schifmes, which get 
the upperhand : WeareafHifted hour vcrie fouls, that there is fuch t depth 
of Diftraftions and- Errors, fuch liberty for Schifme, Blafphemie, and ungodly 
,Tcnent$, both at Lonfon, and in the whole Kingdome. O bleffed holy Hoi" 
bnj, righteous Amjlerdam, heretofore accounted the fink of Errours and Hc- 
refies, but now juftified by London. With us are puniflaed with banifliment, 
r piercing through the tong with a hot Iron, thofe that but flinderoufly fpeak 
of the Virgin Mary : Here we burne the books of the Socinians Errours, and 
they may not with knowledge be fold in thefe parts : Here indeed every one 
is left to enjoy the freedome of his Confcience in his own Family, bat to keep 
Conventicles tnd meetings of divers Families together, &4mfterd*t itfelfe 
will not fufifer, except in Anabaptifh, Lutherans, and Retnonfttnts. At L*n* 
don is ttught Blaiphemy againft Chrift, (Sod, his Word, Worfhip, tnd Sacrt- 
tnents, by Enthufiafts, Aatinomians, Libertines, tnd Seekers : There the So 
cinitn tricks tre new moulded, there all Sefts and Hcraticks cnay keep their 
feparatcd, publike tnd fecret Conventicles. Whence is it that you tre fo fud- 
denly led away unto another Sofpeli ? Is there no balcne in Giletti, that 
the wounds of the daughter o! Sio* are not healed ; tre the Prayers of the 
Saints, tnd the JU boars of the upright, all in vain? Gods judgements hang 
over that Kingdom, which feeds and fofters fuch (ins. 

A PaJT*& fxtr^fd out of a Litter lately fextfrtm *ficttj Afi- 
mfter in Colckefter, to a Minifier In 

Ttut Clirkfon is tp^i* TTHe lift Sabbftth day we had one Clarkson a Seeker 
9f*lfointbitM,p.7j. l t h a t preached at Btttoiph Church, the fame man I 
believe that M E^nrds mentions in fcis Book : His Sermon tended to the 
vilifying o( the Scriptures, all Ordinances, Duties, Minifters, Church, 
State t Hee vilified the Scriptures tnd would not have the people live 
upon white tnd black jtnd that they of themfdves were not able to reveal God, 
of which I (hall give H,E, a full account the next week. 

A*d PrAfticts tf the SctfMrics. 137 

tf Extrttt ff* Letter written from a Minifter i 

to 4 Member of the ts4$cmblj of Divine j. 

T"Vfcipl!ne,or Church Government is now the great bufinetTe of the Chri- 
ftian World, God grant we forget not the doctrine of Repentance from 
dead works, and Faith in the Lord Jefus : I long much to fee, or heare, what 
is done in England about this matter. I dull not fall into particulars, ac I 
might do, could we fpeakc mouth to mouth. I am no Independent, neither 
ire manis others, who fay, Commnni Pretbjtersrum c onfilio Eccleft* ah ini- 
tioreftbantur-, nor am I ofademccraticillfpint : Much have I ieene in my 
imoft eleven y^ares abode in this Wildcrneffc ; and I wifti fuch as miintain 
tnlndependen Democratic, had fcenc and found as much experimentally. 
A hcufc like to be well governed, where all are Matters ; but no more of this. 
For ray felf, (Bod hath been here with me, and done me much good, learning 
me fomthingofhiinfelfe,of my fclfc,andofmen. N. .is not Heaven, and 
here we are men ftill. Dtcem.2. 

To hit loving brotlitr t <^/.ThoffllS Edwardi, 

CTr, that Book which difcorereth our gencralK7<i^ric4, contiineth truth, 
which will procure you many enemies, its the fate of Truth : JBnt to thu 
end (faith oar Lord loan 1 8. 37 .) VHU 1 ltor* t **4for tkit caitft came 1 into the 
V9rtt t tb*t 1 fcottttbeArc mtnejff tf the truth ; and fo for this Caufcare Chri- 
ftians Irego tten Agtinc hj the f Vtrd, sfTrttt It : Everie one that is of the truth 
ihould do fo, efpcially fuch as ire his Minifter*. Revelafc will be 
He joy n with one of your ad vcrfaries in that alleadgeal Text. 
But they fall proccd no father ; f.r their 1.Uj fall be Crf 
made mtnifeft to 4// men, M theirs *tfo Vtttt, 2 Tim.} p. I wait for its accom- 
pliftiment. You, yea wcallmuftlook to fuffer for plaine dealing, efpecially 
now when as truth lieth in the ftreets and is trampled on by dirty feet; when 
as there are fo many ad verfaries unto it, and fuch an Independent Combina 
tion againft it : The great ob jedion againft you is, You are too too vehement 
in your oppofition ; which when I heard, I remembred I had read in Luther 
defervotsfrbitrio, the fame ob/eded to him , by old Erafmtts. The Anfwer. 
of Luther unto it , mee thinkes mav well bee ours, yours, and yeeld us 
much comfort and encouragement. >*od *tttem y ve- 

hemextim t eerim,*nofcocM.lp*mficMlp*eft, im* tf- Lxtbcr de {ervo Jrk. c. 
ftimonittm hoc mihi in mundo reddi in CAttfa Dei miri- 3 7 M l * 
f\ceAudeo: Atque ntinam & ipfe Dens id teftimonii in novijfimo die confir- 
turn fattier Luthero, ^> tanto f*i fatiUttfHmoxiocommendatur, 

138 A further Difcrveri of the Err ours 

quod veritatu caufim nan fegniter nee fraudulcnttr fed vchementer fatis, 
vel potius nimio egerit ? 7~uriffxJletemx f ce!iciter evmferim, M->lfditltu 
qtii fadt opm Dei Htfligentcr. So Luther; and fo may you in my judgment. 

As for Crctexfii (fo one of your adversaries ftileth his Book) I finde him 
(till a confident man, his -Challenge of all the Presbyterians one after ano 
ther, afTembled or not aflembled in England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, 
in that queftion of the imputation of faith in a proper fenfe,&c. fheweth fo 
much, and alfo that, that he may do it as well as you did Antapol p.i 17. To 
whom you may fay from me, He cannot fo well do it as you, becaufe that as 
yet we fee none hath accepted your challenge, whereas the ftrength of him 
is tried (in what he did againft M. Walker, and his other two Treatifes -of 
that fubject ) and is found weaknefle ; fo that untill he vindicate himfelfe, 
we have but the words iitilittf g^riojl t the vent of fpleen againft Presbyte 
rians and the Aflfembly, fay,T could tell him Presbyterians and Independents 
aflembled, have weighed that controverfie,and found his oppofition therein 
too too light. Tell him that (though the fervant is not greater then his Ma- 
fter, nor the authority of the Clark equall to that of the luftice of Peace ; 
and that when M.Gataker fpeaketh, ^A.Robrottgh may hold his peace , as he 
fpeaketh, pag.2<5. Cm.) }A.Robrou?h may fay fo much unto him in behalfe 
of fome of thofe he thus challengeth,and tell him that he do no more with 
challenges, trouble thofe Mafters,being in ferious employments. It fufficeth 
a fervant hath routed his forces, and is in readinefle ( with Gods helpc) if 
M. John Goodwin can but recruit, to meet him in that controverfie in what- 
foever field. Blefl edbeGod, he is much more inab led and imboldenedto 
that by his attendance ; fo farre is he from being aihamed of that which he 
objecteth as a jeer : he is ftrong at that (as in his Recipe to M. Walker and 
that whole Book) the blood that runneth in that vein (as I have heard) coft 
him nought, he received it by tradition, he is not as yet redeemed from it ; 
will him as a grave and learned Divine to anfwer M.Robrotigh* Animadver- 
fions, and after that propofe his vaine- glorious challenge unto Presbyteri 
ans : they and Independents will furely anfwer him, if between him and me 
there be indeed found on my part impar congrcfitu* 

That charge of yours ( Gang. p. 70. that Faith in a proper fenfe, is impu-. 
ted to juftification, and not Chrifts righteoufneffe ) is owned (E fee) ftill by 
him. Onely he faith,that you falfly and forgingly reprefent the opinion, be 
caufe you father on it that mungrell expreflion (as he calleth it) * credere, 
an expreflion ad iwvidiam comparata It may be faid its ufuaily fo e XprdTed 
by fuch as handle that controverfie. Mr. Wjotton abhorred it not. Fidcm 

*nd Pra&icts tf the Sectaries. 

/.i.r.ij.;M7J. and againe, p. ij6. for whit hee mentioneth elfe to that 
further, he may do well to tike notice that he is examined, is in all that hee 
hath written, 

The other Charge 0>4. 2 $ . about quoting Bucertnd Ctlvin agiinft their 
judgement) in my opinion it is very jult. Let Mr.*r4%rr Booke and mine 
be but confulted, it is made evident in theirs, and others teftinaonief quoted 
by him : when as Buccr faith, Faith is imputed to rightcoufnefle, and fo CW- 
v in, they take it not in a proper fenfe but figurative , or relative to the 
object , which Sibrandw igainft Btrtitu , (heweth 
to bee the judgement of all Proteftant Divines, and ^M.^. 
challengeth him to (hew one man, or one place to the 
contrarie. For Buccr , Mafter ffW^*, (heweth r^ opinion in thefe words, 
jQuia b/tcfiJf Apprr hc*itlim*s juftitiam perfcttAm Chrifti ; ide Apoftotus dixit, 
crcderttiineum quijufttficat impium,fidem ejntrefuturi in ^ttftttiAm : fiJem t 
fcil .afprchendcntem juftttiam Chrifti, Ucfl, ipfim Ckrifti juflitiam : Wott. 
de Rcconcil.part.a.lib.i. cap. I4.pag.i7o.and therefore liithot B*cer, *>uetu 
ego Ae imp*tntine 9pinionu t a*tkoremJHiffcmihiperfu*dc9.\l$ might have read 
it cited in mine dntmtdvfr/lpirt, i ,fag. 150. And as for M.Calvin, the veric 
places whence he quoteh him exprcfle To much. Let him perufewhat is ex- 
tradlcdfroinhiminmine^wwWt/^r/iw/.^.ij^ijjjijd^f, 161,163. 

As for that opinion of Crf/t/i */, That iHJlifisAtun conjiftetb in retnijfion of 
fins, if ell him hee needed not to call in witnefles, it is confeft : The que- 
ftion is about the word onclj ; neither is that word denyed to bee in Ctlvin: 
but the quftion is, whether o*eiy excludcth in his fenfe imputation of Chrifts 
righreouinefle (the tenet of Proteftants;) or that of inherent righteoufhcfls 
(the Doftrine of Papifts : ) I deny the former, and aflert onely the later 
againft the Papifts ; and I appeale to his witneffes, let them give their ver 
dict. Yet tell him, that in mine A*im*dvtr[iont, in anfwer to this very head, 
he may read it determined by many witneflef againft him ; by Bfttarmine, hie 
ad verfarie, an acculer of Ctfoin (as he is for this,,) by his own witneflV, Pa 
rent, by D.Dovfnham, D. Dtvenant and PoUntt^ though he will not lee it : 
^4^.1.^.76.77,78,79. Yea, when as in his book he mentioneth thefe two 
witntflcs (as he here doth) he may finde them anfwercd out of the fame Au- 
tliours, where Mr. Gataktrs judgement may bee alfo feeneof that thing, 
Whether Justification confifts in remiflion of finnes. Surtly, had 
hee thought of thefc Anfwen given him tgtinft his opinions fr 
mine , that they are to bee feene in the world , hee would never have 
rrade fo loud a challenge, neither yet have fpent time in repetition of thcfa 
teitimonksjfor the detcruuning of which between us,I appeal to all the world, 

T 2 and 

140 A further Difcwtrie ef the Err ours 

and am ready (when-ever he pleafeth) to contend for this with him, or any 
part of the Controverfie, in writing, or viva, vocf. 

Sir,! thought good to write fo much to you in defence of Truth, and- 
fomwhat in reference to my defpifed felfe : It is now yours , do with it as 
your felfe fhall pleafe. The Lord make us valiant for truth ; for this I know, 
I have abettors enough, fuch as himfelfe doth otherwife highly honour. But 
fervice calleth for mine hand elfvvhere, which I muft obey : and therefore 
with prayer to God for his blefTing on you, and all your labours in his 
caufe, he taketh leave of you for this time, who is 

Your loving friend and Brother 

April 23. i6<\6. in every caufe of Chrift, 

coplt of A Letter Utelj written to we from a godlj Miniver 
in the We ft of EngUnA. 

Sir, whom (though unknown to me by fight) I love and ho* 
nour for your love to truth, and for your zeale againft the fpreading 
infectious Errours of thefe times, wherein we once hoped for better things. 
I wrote to Mafter F. of fome discoveries that were made to me by fome re 
claimed from Anabaptifme, concerning the workings of Satan to and in 
that way, being much aftefted with the relations they firft gave me by word 
of mouth : I defired them to commit their experiences to paper while the 
remembrance of them was freili with them, that they might be able here 
after as well as at prefent, to tell what the Lord had done for their foules,in 
breaking fuch a dangerous fnare as Satan with fo much art and fubtilty had 
laid for them : This upon perfwaiion they did, and at laft gave me in about 
two (beets of paper clofe written, wherein they difcover not only how the 
fnare was laid for them, and how they were firft caught and intangled with 
a liking of the novelty of Anabaptifme, but being caught, how they were 
Carried on to it with the ftrongeft violence and impulfe of fpirit that is ima 
ginable : they alfo difcover the fad effects and influence which that way had 
upon their fpirits while they lay but under a liking and good opinion of it, 
and how it pleafed the Lori to refcuc and bring them oftj before they were 
afhially ingaged, and duckt into that feduced fociety. Sir, all thefe things 
were fo fuHy and largely exprefled in the manufcript I had from them, that 
others as well as rny felfe held them very fit to be published for the publike 
good ; and fuppofing they iliould be, I was preparing fome conilderations 
upon the patfages to come fojrth with them, Since their -coming of th. 


Ard Prdtficcs of the Settwits. 141 

Anabaptiils, they have found their fpirits in a much better frame then be 
fore , and out of pine to others ingaged in that way, have endeavoured to 
reclaime them. And now Sir, for my own part I muft needs fay, it is much 
that I have fuftcred from Opinionifts of all forts in thcfe times, and meerly 
becaufe 1 could not be fa!fe to my Covenant ( nor I truft never (hall ) by a 
linfull filence, when heretic and fchifme do lift up themfelves againft truth 
and unity. I praife the Lord this happinefle I have, though the unkind deal 
ing of thefe men hath fomtimes occafioned much gnefe of heart, and 
weaknefle of body to me, yet they have not prevailed in the leaft wife to 
weaken my refolutions in contending for the truth ; yea the more the truth 
is oppofed, the more earneftly 1 hope I lhall contend for it, though it be to 
the utter exhaufting of that fmall ilrength of body \\ hich 1 have : I cannon 
facrifke my felfe in a better way. I know it is not neceilary that I ihould 
live, but neccffary it is, that truth iliould live and be maintained to the ut- 
moft of our power. Me thought it was fomwhat harlli tome at nrft (till 
God accuftomed me to the yoke) to fufter frowns reproaches, imprecati 
ons, and all manner of hard fpecdies for the difcharging of my conicience, 
and that from thofe whofe profcfl ed principle it is that all iliould have the 
liberty of their confciencts : Jt feems they would take liberty , but will not 
give it. If my conference bids me to oppofe fome of their tenets and pra 
ctices, and I can have no peace without ib doing, how can they in reafon de 
ny me this liberty by their own principle ? 4^8 Surely it would be a fad day 
to all Orthodox Chriftians if they ihouLd be brought to ftand to the mercy 
the Sectaries liberty. Some of them have partly well ufcd their liberty a- 
gainft me in fpcaking, writing, printing againit me, in the moft fcurrilou.s 
rancorous, injurious manner that could be, and onely for preaching that, 
which if I had not, my confcience I feare would have preached agamfl me 
while I had lived, for holding the truth in unrighteoufnctfe. Sir, 1 will noc 
hold you xvith particulars, this place hath been a troublefome place to me, 
for which I know whom I have to thank. 1 wi(h it may be quieter to the 
next Minifter thit fucceeds me, for God is pleafed by a cleare providence to 
open me a way to iome other place. Sir, being lately at Do re helper, tl> 
Town 1 heard was fomewhat -disturbed the week before by a wandring Se 
ctary , who had gathered a company about him, .and preached in the Shire 
Hall ( as I. think they call it ) .ciiufing that of the Apolfcle for his Text, Bnt 
Vte have the mind a Chrt/f-. Afterwards, through too much pride, and too 
little witjthe poor fellow was ib ill advifed as. to challenge M.AVto a pub- 
like difpute imp^r a^rtff tu Achilti offering to make good the lawful-? 
nc.Tc of private mcns preaching, which challenge was accepted, but how.the 


1 41 A father Difcwery of the Err our i 

Opinioniftwasfoyledbythat worthy Minifter (fitter to grapple with that 
Puntes Inftruclors) was eafily perceived by all underftanding hearers. The 
godly people of thofe parts have been fo well catechized and grounded 
heretofore, that the Opinionifts complain they can make no work with 
them. Certainly the good old Englifh Puritan(vvhich Mr.GWr* doth fo well 
characterize) is the Novellifts greateft enemy, or rather the Novellift his. 
ICr* Alas, how fad is the deftiny of Orthodox Chriftians, that no times will 
favour them ? We have not yet loft the fenfe of what we fnftered heretofore 
by thofe wicked Prelats, whom God hath therefore caft out as an abomina 
ble Branch ; and furely if all the Orthodox in the Land fhould bring in their 
leverall complaints of what they have fufFered fince by turbulent Opinio 
nifts, it would fill the world with wonder, and the Reformed Churches 
abroad, who cannot but fympathize with us, with much heavinefle of fpirit 
in our behalfe. Heretofore it was counted a crime to preach againft pro- 
faneneflfe, as fporting on the Lords day, and the like; and now as great a 
crime to preach againft Herefies. Only let me acquaint you with one thing 
I have obferved, This veine of perfecution for the moft parts runs along in 
the fame perfons ; they who moft countenanced profanenefle and fuperfti- 
tion heretofore againft Orthodox Minifters, are the fame men who under a 
forme of godlinerte, without the power, do now countenance Herefie and 
Schifme againft it; but Sir, let nothing difcourage. It it given to us, not 
only to beleevc, but to fuft er; but hee that fttH come wi Uo ne, andtyill not 
tarrie .- and in the mean while it is enough for us that Chrift reigns. 

May u. i<54. 
T Here is a young man who lives in London, and not far ofFthe Exchange, 

who went not long fincc to Lams meeting-place, to fee and hear what 
they did there ; and when he was come, found many of them reafoning and 
conferring about ftrange opinions: and among the reft, there was one Se- 
chrie who maintained and atrirmed, Cf* That he was jefus Chrift. At which 
this young man was fo offended and troubled in his fpirit, that hee (upon 
the place, and to his face) fpake much againft him for his blafphemy : This 
fellow ftill maintained it ftiffely, and told this young man hee would powre 
out his judgements on him, and damne him for oppofing and fpeaking thus 
againft him. This young man was fo affected with it, that when hee came 
home,he told it his Father and other friends : and being asked by fome, whe 
ther he thought the man was in his wits or no, this young man replyed, Yes 
fure, for he fpake fenfibly, and to the things that were fpoken of, though in 
this blafphemous abominable way. 

Many Sectaries have diftrubed godly confdentious Minifters in the Put 


and Pratfiees oftbe Sffltries. 143 

pits, (landing up in the verie face of the Congregation, and fpeakmg to 
them, giving them the lye, charging them with falie Dodrmc, calling them 
Antichriftian Minifters, and fuch like : Of fome of thefe I have given inftan- 
ces in my late Book, pag. 102,1 03,104. And to add a few more, Mr. Andrew 
of Wellingborough had the lye given him whilft hce was preaching ; and 
many Minifters have been put by preaching, and kept out of their own Pul 
pits by force of Arms, Captains and Troopers coming up into the Mimlters 
Pulpits with their fwords by their fides, and againft the mind of Mmitters 
and people : Thus ?*ul H(>fin hath done in Northampton-ilure, Buckmg- 
ham-i"hire ; and thus at Ravcnfden in Bedford-Oil re a Souldier went up a- 
gainft the mind of the Minifkr ; and here in London, the face of the King- 
dome, at Chi ift-Church there have been many affronts offered, as jeering 
and fcorting in the midft of the Sermons, fpeaking loud againft things deli 
vered, to the difturbance of thofe who have fate neer : and now lately at 
Chnft-Church,onTutfday the 20. cf April, juft upon concluding my Ser 
mon, and going to my laft Prayer, up ttands one Colonel! Wtjkington of 
Hartford-fhire, (ib his name and place is related to be) and ipake openly 
againft what 1 had preached, that I had not rightly given the ienle of that 
Parable of the Tares, and that I was a falfe Prophet, or Bcvurc of falfe Pro 
phet . Now if the Sectaries will do thus to the Presbyterians whilft they arc 
in their minoritie, and underlings, what will they do when they come to be 
in their Kingdome, to be encreafcd in number and power above the Presby 
terians ? But now on the other hand, let Independents and Seclaries giy 
any one inftance that the Presbyterians, when they have come to hear them 
preach, (though they have preached their erroneous opinions, and for liber- 
tie of confcience, and againft Presbyterians, and all this in the Presbyterians 
Pulpits and Churches) that ever the Presbyterians have ftood up and made 
difturbance m the publike Atfembhes, or carried themfelves uncivilly and 
fcottingly in Sermon time towards them. 

There is one Gorton, who was a great Se&arie in New-England, holding 
many defperate opinions there ; a copie of which, given by Mr. WiUiams of 
New-England (that writ the Book called The bloudy Tenet > unto a Reve 
rend Mimfter now at London, I have fcen and perufcd. Now this Gorton 
with others being baniflied out of the Patent of the Bay, and when they 
were gone, holding and venting ftrange and horrid opinions, whereby they 
highly difhonoured God, and did hurt and mifchiefe to fome of the people 
inlne Patent, and under the New-England government; the Governour 
and Magiftrates fent a company by force of Arms (chough they were in a 
place, as it is thought, out of their Plantation and Parent) to bring them to> 

Bofton ; 

14$ A further Difccven of the Errwrs 

- " r. - 

Civillaswell as Ecclefiafticall, and that not only fof the matter, but in the 
**#<?r and way of propagation andminsging of them: They have queftio. 
ned and denyed all the Articles of faith, and have jaftified and pleaded for all 
kind of errourj and abominations : They have denyed the Scriptures, Trinitie 
the God-head of the Son,and Holy Ghoft,Juftificaiion by Chrift,the Gofpel] 
Liw, holy duties, Church, Minifterie,Sacraments,andall Ordinances : They 
hold there are no Devils, no fin, no Hell, no Heaven, no Refurreftton, no 
Immortalitie of the Soule : And together with thcfe, they are againft all 
Kingly government, the King, Lords, the Houfe of Commons, as to have 
any thing to do in matters of Religion, or in Civill matters any longer than 
the people who chefe them think fit, and to be chofen yeerly, or oftner,ccor 
ding as they carric themfdves ; yea, agsinft all kind of Civill government and 
Msgiftraticall power whatsoever, as appeares by denying the power of impo. 
fition of taxes and affeflunents, in denying the power of Mxgiftrates over 
Church-members in cafes of mnrther, treafon, &c. And as they have denyed 
allthefe, fo on the contrarie they have maintained and pleaded for ail kind oi 
blafphecnous and hereticall opinions, and loofe ungodly pradices yea, they 
have publikely in print juftified there fbould be an open Toleration for all 
,,v T i . thefc : and if an y mf n flwuW fo far degenerate, as to 
oftS beleeve ther ^ is W^ 5 n y come to blafpheme 

God and the Scriptures,; yet bee fhouid not be troubled 
nor molefted, but enjoy th^ libertie or his confcu-nce : And they have not only 
pleaded thus, but fome of them have actually blafphemed God, Chiift, the 
Spirit, the Scriptures, Minifters, Sacraments, and all holy Ordinances ; be 
tides committing of horrible undeanne&s, forfaking of husbands and wives 
as Antichriftian, being guUtie of thefts i cf^fraadings, &c.. being partakers alfo 
of that horrH rtebellion of Ireland, in jaftifying the 

Rebe1 ^ thst the y dld no ^ ore thsn wh wee would 
have done our felveSj&c. All thefe with many others, 
i,s the pleading for ftage-phyes tobe fet up againe, lome or other of the Se&a- 
lies have been guiltieof; and, unto all thefe have added this moreover, to ca 
nonize and cry up for Stints, faithful! fervants of God, &c. Antifcripturifts, 
Antitrinitarians, Arrians, Perfedifts, yea> Blafphemers and Atheifts, fo they 
be bat for Independence, and agtinft Pres bytefies. 
*Yide pamfb tntlt. Let- and particularly, how is Paul Btft, that fearfull B!a^ 
icrofadviccto the Af- fphemcr, now heis inqueftion by the Houfe of Com- 
JE&iA:t$ ns,pkad t dforb y ^^ 
, bkbenjie through ig- bitter fpeeches fpoken againft the Houieor Commons 
whttba-Kit t_ for fnedling witfe him ? yea, and in * print too hee is 


Pra&iets ff 

ibut God may yet 

and in b* due time _ 
him tt the fyunvledgf of bis 
trutb, at hee did the Apo- 

hind, kut tbu P^ul Bcft 
(what evtr his bc^/ie k) 
in Go(L ferret 
*d*ined to ctirver- 

for, and compared in a fort with Pa*l the A- 
pouic. Certainly, neither we, nor our Fathers before 
us ever heard or faw fuch evils of blafphemie, herefie, 
&c. in this Kirigdotne, as wee have done within thefe 
two or three laft yeeres : The worft of the BiOiops 
and their Chaplains, when they were at worft, were 
Siints in corrparifon of many of the Sectaries of our 
times, and would have abhorred (as bad as they were) 
fuch opinions and practices which fome of the Secta 
ries magni fie, cry up, and pretend to do by vcrtue of 
new light, the Spirit, and as a matter of great perfe 
ction, as for irftance; Asians orwomans forfakirg 
their owne husbands and wives, and taking others at 
their pleafure, out of pretence of caftingoffAntichriftian yokes, the pleading 
fcr a general Toleration of all Religions,yea BUfphemies,& denying a Ddtie. 
ant of pretence of libcrtie of confcience. But what fpeak 1 of the Biihops ancf 
tfieir Chaplains > I am perf waded all the ftories and relations of the Anabap- 
tifts and Schwenkfeldians in Lttthers time , of the , tdeuAdeKwtn. Tax- 
* Popes and Papifts blafphemies , of many Heathens t -$ ium ^^ v - litl Uortt 
and fcoffers of the Scriptures & Chriftian Religion,as toi. &jui. tM.Quan- 
Galen, PorfhiriKt,Lftcian, Julian the Apoftate,&C. do tamnobisacnoftrocc3e 
fall (hort of the blafphemies fc waic.of our S e aaries: ^K^ft^ 
Which of all thefe ever fo blafphemcd as Beggu ? or lis omnibu$notum 
what ftorie is there fince the creation of the world that Turn fuliu* : Si volute 
rrentiors a more horrid & wicked blafphemy than that Deus ufquc adeo prop- 

ofBoeffi*, * S^lt Sc<5lirie,p3g 133, 134, 135 ? Or terunumpomum irafci, 

Whertfsthtrea bUfphemy to be found beyond that %^J 
iTpcken of in pag 1 1 6. ct this Book f In a word, to u ccat mihii q>lli fum C)U$ 
conclude tfcis firft Corolltrie, The Sectaries of our vicarius, irafci proptec 
rimes have in many refpectsf as in regard of breach of pavoncm , cum mukA 
Covenant, ingratitude, falfneffe, &cj gone beyond major res fit ptvoquim 
the Sectaries of other ages and Kingdomes, and done P 01 
worfe than their fathers, juftifying them in all their abominations which they 
committed ; and iiave vented and fpread fo many po^fonous and dangerous 
pnnciplesand pofitions, as are enough to corrupt and infect ail theChriftUn 
world, if the Lord in mercie do not prevent it. 


C O R A L L ; 

A fartk tr Difcwcrit tf the Ernitrs 

COR A L t. II. 

Ence then from til that I hire laid down of the Sectaries of our time*, of 
their erroun, herefief, blafphemies, ft range p rift ices, and their waves of 
managing them, we may learne what is like to become of them and their way, 
nil what their end will be ; namely, confufio.n, defolation,and being brought 
to nought fuddenly, as in a moment, and if ever (Sod fpake by me, I am confi 
dent he will curfe this Fact ion of Sectaries in England, and cad them out as 
an abominable branch : Me thinks I fee their day a co- 
H ming and drawing noerejHeretikes and Schifmatikes 

unquam, do not v u j? to be long-lived : no herefie (as L*tber 
c . fpeaks) ufes to overcome at the lift. What is bccoms 

of the Arrianf , Donatifts, Novations, Pelagjins, &c ? 
though they were like a mightie floud, over-running and drowning all for 4 
time,yet like a floud they were quickly dried up ; and fo will the Sects now: 
and we may expect it fo much the fooner, beuufe the rifible fymptomes and 
fore-runners of dei1ru<ftion are upon them. And therefore I {hall now toll 
the great Bell for the Sectaries, the Anabaptifts, Antinomians, Independents, 
Seekers, &c. and hope fhortly to ring it out, and to preach their Funeral! Ser 
mon, or rather keep a day of publike ThankCgiving and rejoycing, for the 
bringing downe of the Sectaries, and the breaking up of their Conventicles, is 
well as for the downfall of the Popiih and Prelaticall partie. And that they 
/hall fhortly fall and be drkd up as a floud; and though they have been in great 
power,and fpreading themfelves like a green Bay-tree, yet that they (halipaffo 
away, and nor be 3 that they fhiilbe fought for, and not found , I {hall, give 
thefe Symptomes. 

i. Their horrible pride, infolencie, and arrogancie, extolling themfelves. 
ind their pirtie to the Heavens, with the fcorning, vilifying, trampling upon, 
and defpifing of all others \ and that in fuch unparallel d wayes, as no age cm 
fhew the like ; and that not only agtinft particular perfons of all ranks, No 
bles, Gentrie, Minuter* ; but great bodies and Societies, as the Parliament of 
England, the Kingdome of Scotland, the Common Councell of the Citie of 
London, Aflembly, &r. The Luciferiin pride, high {pirit, and haughtineffs 
of the Sectaries of all forts, in sll places and bufinefles, and towards all per- 
ibnstheyhaye to do with, in their writings, fpeeches, geftures, adions, is 
(een and fpoken of thorowout the Kingdome, and breaks out chily in their 
ioipatiencieof being contradicted, or having any thing faid agiinft their way ; 
in their endeavouring to break and ccufliall that will not dance after their 
pipe 5 in thdr not caring to Iwmrd and rnifie ill Religion, both Kingdomes, 


And fr Alices ef the Sectaries. 149 

but they will have their wills; and io i;j manic other things. Now God affures 
US in the Scripture that * Pride goes before deftr8itn t 

*nda haughty fpirit before *faB: Prov. l<5.i8. that * Vide crmun locum, 
Am-i&t* **g **I T PioY.ap.T5. that J-^Jg-J 
Whenpndeconteth, thencomethfbtme : Prov. 1 1. 2. and dcjcdios iri, & decafu- 
God threatens by his Prophets, he Voitt canfe the arra- ros, ctiamfi vcrtice coe- 
r4HCj9fthcpro*<tt9te*fe, *nd VvillUy lev tkehtHfh- I" attigcrint: undt 
tin/feofthe terrible, Ifa. 13.11. DP.$.IO. and in- noftro promWo jada- 
deed pride hardens mens hearts, and . when their hearts jg 
are lifted up, and their minds hardned in pride, then 
God throwes them downe. 

2 . The Sectaries in promot ing of their way es and caufe are grown extresm 
violent, defperate, and unreafonable, knowing no rules of moderation nor for 
bearance; they go violent ways, and like lehtt, drive furiotfly; they do thofc 
things daily which wife, (laid confiderate men would never have done, nor a- 
nie but mad men ; and which anie man who hath his eies in his head may fee, 
muft needs deftroy them : God hath hid wifdome from them, and befooled 
them, leaving them to do marie things againft fenfe and reafon. God hath left 
them, > ea given them up to t hofe courfes and waies (of which I could give di 
ver* inftancesj which no wife men would ever have taken, and which makes 
them abhorred of all good and moderate men. Now the befooling of men, hi 
ding wifdom from them, leaving them to raflineflc and violence, are prefagts 
ofruine, according to thit hying, quos Dftuvultperdere hys Aementat y and 
according to that of the Prophet, / VriS hide wifdom from them : NttSum via- 
lentttm eft perpetuitm, it feen in daily experience, and we may remember that 
the violence and furie of the Prelaticall panic did undos them; and according 
to all humane reafon, without that, it had been impofiible to hare oft them 
out, being Co deeply rooted in the liwes and cuftomej ef this Kingdome ; and 
therefore the Sectaries before they are rooted and fetled, being fo violent, fu 
rious, and daring far above the BiChops, what can we expecT: but their fperdy 
downfall ? give them but rope enough and they will hang th^mfelves; they 
run fo f aft, and ride fo fiercely that they cannot but fall and break their necks, 
they drive fo furioufly and madly, that they cannot but overthrow all. 

3. The great profperitie, ftrange fucceff-, and mar vailous prevailing of the 
Sectaries in their waies & opinions,their devices and defigns for the moft pirt 
taking tfkft and fuccceding,foas they are mightily increated, many fallen un 
to them, and ev^iit wind, almoft, favouring them; whereas on the other 
hind the Presbyterim partie, both our Brethren of Sct/ad, and the 
Godly Minifters and People ia England, have bjene forely afflicted, 


1 5 o A further Di ft every of. the Erreurs 

mucb croffecf and troubled to to fee things as they are ; 1 he Scots have beene 
forely viiitcd with Sword, Peftiience in their own Land, obflrndd, reproa 
ched, eviiiintrcsted by many in this Lsnd : the Aflembly, the godly Mi- 
nifters and people of. the Kingdome, deipifed, fcorned and abufed feverall